Sharepoint - Cannot complete this action

Posted on 2006-03-23
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have Windows 2003 server running WSS.

In any of my sites, if you into Modify settings and columns and make a change like change column order or change the configuration of a column, you receive the error:
Cannot complete this action.
Please try again.

Not sure how to fix/troubleshoot this.
Question by:lpenrod
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    Author Comment

    This info might help:

    This is from the IIS log: 2006-03-23 18:34:11 POST /_vti_bin/owssvr.dll CS=109 80 lpenrod Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+6.0;+Windows+NT+5.1;+SV1;+Maxthon;+.NET+CLR+1.0.3705;+.NET+CLR+1.1.4322;+InfoPath.1;+Media+Center+PC+4.0) 404 0 0

    I found this document:
    It makes reference to:
    The following table lists the issues that users can expect in Windows SharePoint Services when the content database is configured as read-only.
    You try to modify the properties of an existing document. - http://ServerName/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=109
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    Author Comment

    The solution was to run:

    stsadm.exe -o upgrade

    This problem has haunted me for a long time.
    I will ask that the question be moved to PAQ and points refunded.

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    Because you have presented a solution to your own problem which may be helpful to future searches, this question is now PAQed and your points have been refunded.


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