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  • Hi,

    I have recently done a number of cumulative updates for MOSS 2007. I am guessing that I may have corrupted security in some way. The only issue I am having is trying to add a Heading to the site Navigation. I always gets the error "The security validation for this page is invalid. Click Back in your web browser...".

    I have even taken myself out of this group and added myself as a Full Control User. Still no dice.

    I have updated both the Development Server and Production Server with these changes. Obviously, my testing wasn't thorough enough.

    I also noticed that instead of Microsoft Office Services dll for my .NET apps I now see Windows Sharepoint Services. I am guessing this is serious, although I have had no issues for about 3 weeks. Guessing it was the WSS Cumulative Update MS accidently sent me on support call.

    Could someone guide me on what I can do about this? 

    Thanks.

    John.



    Friday, November 11, 2011 12:17 PM

Answers

  • Hello John,

    I just tested and confirmed on my test SharePoint 2007 environment, this issue was taken care in August 2011 CU for SharePoint 2007. I confirmed this issue doesnt replicate when I add a heading to the site navigation on an environment with below build levels:
    1) Aug 2011 CU (Build number: 12.0.6565.5001) installed > works fine
    2) SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 (Build number: 12.0.6612.1000) installed > works fine
    3) Oct 2011 CU installed (12.0.6654.5002) installed > works fine

    You can choose to install either Service Pack 3 (recommended) OR Oct 2011 CU. Both will contain this fix as well; that will ensure if by any reasons the current Aug 2011 CU fix is not applied correctly, that would be taken care.

    You can track the latest updates availale for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products at Update Center - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587.aspx


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    • Marked as answer by John Guilbert Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:25 AM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:55 AM
    Moderator
  • See Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/5472260d-5e97-428b-aaa4-634b5f0ad6cb/

    OK - It looks like this is a Cumulative Update Issue. As far as I can see there is no resolution so far. I have tried the August MOSS 2007 update as mentioned, but no luck.

    Seems everyone is using the workaround as mentioned by Gokhan above, but really this issue needs to be fixed.

    Thanks.

    John. 

    (Gokhan - your proposed answer is not correct it is a workaround and as I already mentioned many people do this to get around the problem. The correct answer to the question is that this requires a fix which as far as I know is still outstanding. AllowUnsafeUpdates=true etc has nothing to do with this "specific" problem i.e. site navigation.)


    Monday, November 14, 2011 3:51 PM

All replies

  • Try rebooting the machine... just a suggestion
    Happy Sharepointing... Regards SPTECH07
    Friday, November 11, 2011 3:36 PM
  • Hi

    Try this, Central Administration --> Application Management --> Web Application General Settings.
    and disable :

     

     


    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Personal
    Friday, November 11, 2011 6:26 PM
  • Thanks Gokhan - that's what I do to get around this already. This doesn't solve my issue though. 

     

    Monday, November 14, 2011 9:03 AM
  • Try the following (seems to have the same issue):

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ar/sharepoint2010programming/thread/a09f405b-c867-4d1c-a82d-e9a2a9becf96

    First of all check that you're setting AllowUnsafeUpdates=true for the right SPWeb object. (maybe come code uses SPContext.Current.Web property and another uses manually created SPWeb object)

    Then you must know that sometimes AllowUnsafeUpdate is setting to false automatically. One of that cases is when you're changing Role Inheritance or invoking any other "similar" methods on ISecurable objects.

     

    Try also this code: http://code-journey.com/2009/the-security-validation-for-this-page-is-invalid-click-back-in-your-web-browser/

     

     


    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint 2010, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified Personal
    • Proposed as answer by Gokan OzcifciMVP Monday, November 14, 2011 9:26 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by John Guilbert Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:37 PM
    Monday, November 14, 2011 9:49 AM
  • I understand that if you have code written it could cause this error, but this is updating the "Site Navigation Settings" which is internally written code.

    I am wondering has anyone had this problem specifically on changing "Site Navigation Settings" and trying to add anything - no matter which site level?

    Is there a service that could cause this problem?

    Thanks.

    John.

    Monday, November 14, 2011 11:12 AM
  • See Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/5472260d-5e97-428b-aaa4-634b5f0ad6cb/

    OK - It looks like this is a Cumulative Update Issue. As far as I can see there is no resolution so far. I have tried the August MOSS 2007 update as mentioned, but no luck.

    Seems everyone is using the workaround as mentioned by Gokhan above, but really this issue needs to be fixed.

    Thanks.

    John. 

    (Gokhan - your proposed answer is not correct it is a workaround and as I already mentioned many people do this to get around the problem. The correct answer to the question is that this requires a fix which as far as I know is still outstanding. AllowUnsafeUpdates=true etc has nothing to do with this "specific" problem i.e. site navigation.)


    Monday, November 14, 2011 3:51 PM
  • Hello John,

    I just tested and confirmed on my test SharePoint 2007 environment, this issue was taken care in August 2011 CU for SharePoint 2007. I confirmed this issue doesnt replicate when I add a heading to the site navigation on an environment with below build levels:
    1) Aug 2011 CU (Build number: 12.0.6565.5001) installed > works fine
    2) SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 (Build number: 12.0.6612.1000) installed > works fine
    3) Oct 2011 CU installed (12.0.6654.5002) installed > works fine

    You can choose to install either Service Pack 3 (recommended) OR Oct 2011 CU. Both will contain this fix as well; that will ensure if by any reasons the current Aug 2011 CU fix is not applied correctly, that would be taken care.

    You can track the latest updates availale for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products at Update Center - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587.aspx


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    • Marked as answer by John Guilbert Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:25 AM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:55 AM
    Moderator
  • I have marked Nishant's post as answer as well just in case. I wasn't able to get this to fix the issue, but it may be the update wasn't applied correctly. Retried, but I still had no luck. Something may well have been corrupted beyond repair on a previous CU.  
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:26 AM