Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Error on opening _layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx

You created a custom master page in SharePoint designer 2010 and now want to apply it on subsites. What you will do?
One way is that directly navigate to http://server_name/subsite_name/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx and change the master page.

Now, here is the problem !
If you haven't activated 'SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure', you will get an error screen (may be without giving you any details about error excepting the correlation Id !)

To activate 'SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure' feature, follow steps given below :
1. Navigate to 'Site Settings' of site collection
2. Click 'Site Collection Features' (in the secton 'Site Collection Administration')
3. Activate the 'SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure' feature.

Good luck!


1 comment:

  1. I also notice that if teh feature is already activated then by deactivating then reactivating this also fixes the problem.