TopNav Issue when upgrading from SP03->07 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
     I'm upgrading a corporate sp03 site through sp07 and have a problem with the TopNav not upgrading properly (images attached below).
     This is a sub-site main page that contains some custom web parts.
     After upgrading via database attach, the SP07 main page TopNav lost it's formatting and does not change its theme along with the rest of the site.

     Q: Should I remove the customizations before upgrading to SP07, then re-applying them?
     Q: Failing that, is there a way to replace a site's main page while keeping all sub sites and pages in place?

     SP2003 subsite main page TopNav:


      SP2007 subsite main page after database attach upgrade (lost formatting, bg, etc., doesn't modify with rest if site when changing themes, etc.)


     Any help would be appreciated !
      Thx,  Barry

    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:47 AM SP 2010 references removed. The question suitable for this forum is about from sp2003 to sp 2007.
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:47 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, August 8, 2011 9:51 PM


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  • Did you check this article http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb954662.aspx
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:56 AM

    Hi Barry,


    You need to create a site definition to avoid the changes you make be overwritten when you install updates or perform a upgrade. You can refer to the following article.




    Hope this helps.



    Pengyu Zhao

    • Marked as answer by Wayne Fan Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:15 AM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:49 AM
  • Thx for the replies,
     I'll create a site definition once we actually get to our final state (SP2003->SP2007->SP2010).

     In this case the upgrading SP2003 site included a 'customized' main page (that is, had web parts added to its web part zones?).

     The after-the-upgrade solution for this problem was to overwrite the troubled mainpage with a default mainpage from deeper in the site.

     Thx Again,

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:41 PM