SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Site Creation Page get stuck

Problem: 

The problem is about site creation. While creating a new site, the screen doesn’t respond. After entering the general information, and clicking OK, the button grays out but just sits there. In order to continue, I write the site link directly in the browser, and then it brings me back to the site creation flow.The problem is that the site created through this work around is not coming up in searches, or in the list of all sites. I can only get to it by typing in the exact link. Although, site is created in the database. 

Resolution: 

The solution is as under: 

1- Install WSS Service Pack 3  

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2BBFC89B-EB59-49FF-B58F-684693CB25A7&displaylang=en 

2- Install SharePoinr SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)  

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2BBFC89B-EB59-49FF-B58F-684693CB25A7&displaylang=en 

Hopefully the problem will be solved.  

This may generate a new error when you try to view Documents / list items using “Eidt in DataSheet” option following error may occur: 

“The list is displayed in Standard view. It cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed, your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled.” 

you don’t need to worry 

3- Install hotfix. From the following URL, send request to Microsoft. 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943167 

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1 Comment »

  1. Craig Pilkenton said

    Good step-by-step procedure on upgrading the server & SharePoint. I ran into a situation for someone where they weren’t ready to upgrade the server/SharePoint yet and had to find a different way to correct this.

    Microsoft (kb article 934229) recommends upgrading to SP3 to correct this, as you already said, but I found a blog post that showed how to upgrade the ‘OK Button’ control on the ‘NewListing.aspx’ page to adapt around this. This will help with any new site creation’s until the server is moved to SP3.

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/obts/archive/2007/07/04/1001062.aspx

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