Error message when you perform a content deployment of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection that has a custom site template: "Cannot import site"

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SYMPTOMS

When you perform a content deployment of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection that has a custom site template, you receive the following error message:
Cannot import site.
When this problem occurs, the target site's WEBTEMPLATE property is set incorrectly to STS, instead of to the name of the custom site, Webtempmysts.xml.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Configuration ID 0 property is not included in the Webtempmysts.xml file.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, apply hotfix 957691.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
957691 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): October 28, 2008
This fix prevents the problem on new site collections. However, to resolve the problem on existing problematic sites, you must re-create these sites.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 958579 - Last Review: November 13, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
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