MOSS 2007 GroupMigrator failed feature RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We are planning to update our client production server to a latest MOSS 2007.

    After examining log files or running command "stsadm.exe -o scanforfeatures" it repeatedly throws error.


    We suspect that this is due to incorrect portal library version in assembly. Currently they have Microsoft.Sharepoint.Portal version 12.0.6529.5000

    Is it possible to solve this problem just by updating MOSS to the latest version, o first we have to fix this problem?


    Features installed:





    Failed feature installations (Check the logs for more details):

        Feature definition with Id c258614a-1f46-49df-af09-d4f651fbe429 failed valid
    ation, file 'PortalGroupMigratorFeatureElements.xml', line 2, character 6:

    The element 'Elements' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/' has invalid child element 'GroupMigrator' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/'. List of possible elements expected: 'ContentType, ContentTypeBinding, DocumentConverter, FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation, Field, CustomAction,CustomActionGroup, HideCustomAction, Module, ListInstance, ListTemplate, Control, Receivers, Workflow, UserMigrator' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/'.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:07 AM

All replies

  • Hello recallfx,

    Thank you for your question.

    I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue.


    Friday, November 11, 2011 12:18 PM
  • Do you have multiple WFE servers in your farm? If so, do you get this same result running that stsadm command on different WFEs?

    The issue seems to indicate there is a problem with how this feature has been setup. However, I see that the GroupMigrator feature is a standard SharePoint feature. I'd advise checking to see if there are been any modifications made to this feature. In particular, I advise reviewing the PortalGroupMigratorFeatureElements.xml file in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPALTE\FEATURES\GroupMigrator\ and comparing it to a non-modified version.

    If the xml does not appear to be modified, you can certainly try updating to the latest version to see if that helps address the problem however.


    Jerad Plesuk
    Technical Support | SharePoint Technologies | Microsoft Corporation
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    • Marked as answer by Qiao WeiModerator Monday, November 21, 2011 1:53 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by recallfx Monday, November 21, 2011 1:14 PM
    Friday, November 11, 2011 9:04 PM
  • Hello, 

    We have made some progress. Seems that SP version was wrong, so it means there was no SP2 installed. So we updated to SP2 and then to SP3. The main problem is gone. But SP logs are still full of these lines:

    11/21/2011 14:40:34.59  w3wp.exe (0x10B4) 0x1150 Windows SharePoint Services General 75fe High Failed to determine definition for Feature with ID '00bfea71-dbd7-4f72-b8cb-da7ac0440130'.  Skipping this feature for element querying consideration.

    This is a core feature DataConnectionLibrary and its definition:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
    <!-- Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. -->
    <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">

    • Edited by recallfx Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:33 AM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 1:14 PM