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Sharepoint 2007 - No Option to Checkout Files.

Posted on 2013-12-27
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I am having an issue with Sharepoint 2007 where users do not have the option to upload/checkout documents. I recently moved data centers and had to shut down the sharepoint server for several hours. Turned it back on and everything looked fine except that not even an administrator can edit files any more. I tried in IE/Firefox/Chrome and I get nothing.
There used to be an option to edit this file in MS Word http://i.imgur.com/nzug2ui.png

There is no site lock from what I can see
stsadm -o getsitelock -url http://****:****
http://i.imgur.com/G0Gu2jN.jpg

I did however install Windows updates which may have broken sharepoint. Here is a list of all of the updates installed
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on and Windows XP for x64-based Systems (KB2863239)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista and Server 2008 for x64 (KB2861697)

Security Update for Windows XP and (KB2917500)

Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2862335)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2893984)

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for x64 Edition (KB2900986)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2847311)
Office 2007 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2827329)
Office 2007 Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2007 (KB2827328)
Office 2007 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2760591)
Office 2007 Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2850022)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2868626)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2862330)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2876331)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2858302)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2892076)
Security Update for x64 Edition (KB2864058)

OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition W/ SP2
Sharepoint: 12.0.6612.1000
SQL: SQL Server 2005 - 64 bit

Anyone know of any reason on why this would be happening?
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by:Harish Kumar
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Did you check in the SQL server side if any of the Db's are set it to read only mode?

Check in the central admin  -> Quota and locks  -> If the site has been put in read only mode.

Check for any failed backup job, that can also cause this issue.
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Did you check in the SQL server side if any of the Db's are set it to read only mode?
Database was not in read only mode.
Check in the central admin  -> Quota and locks  -> If the site has been put in read only mode.
Site was not set to read only mode.
Check for any failed backup job, that can also cause this issue.
This might be the problem that caused it. Any idea on how to check if backup job failed? And if so, how do I fix?
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What sort of backups you are running? SQL or SharePoint backups?

Did you test if this issue is a global issue ie., affecting all site collections (or) all web applications (or) specific to one site collection?

Regards,
Harish Kumar
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