Modules & Services backend page missing
I just recently noticed that one of my sites is missing the "Modules & Services" option to turn module on and off. At first I thought maybe it had somehow been disabled in backend pages, but when I navigate their I immediately receive the dreaded "object reference not found" error.
Right now the live site is at 6.0 and I just ran the update on the development version and successfully got it to 6.1.4600. I am guessing this issue happened several updates ago.
I have tried taking the Sitefinity folder from empty projects and overwriting the development site with it, but that did not do the trick.
Anyone know how to restore/install this missing backend page?
Would it be possible for you to try the following steps:
1. Open your project in Visual Studio
2. Go to App_Data -> Sitefinity -> Configurations -> SystemConfig.config
3. Change the build from: build="4600" (or the one that you are using) to build="3200"
4. Save the file
5. Build your project and make a dummy change in your web.config file and save it.
6. Run your project
I the problem still persist my suggestion is to open a support ticket and send us your configurations, a link to your web site and backend credentials to investigate the problem in more depth.
I tried your suggestion, but was not able to fix the problem. I have a ticket into support with a log file attached.
I will be sending this information in my ticket as well, but wanted to put a quick update here.
I did some more investigating and with the use of a very helpful script a user added to Google+ I was able to track down part of the problem...I think.
When trying to navigate to backend pages to see what might be going on I get "object reference not set to an instance of an object" for Requested URL : localhost:52265/.../
Using that GUID with the script I was able to see that this all goes to the sf_page_node table and after some comparison with sites that are working I noticed the site where this is broke has a null value for content_id for the Modules & Services record.
After digging deeper I noticed that my table for sf_pages_data for this site is missing three columns compared to one that is working:
Invalid column name 'addtnl_rls_rdrct_t_default_one'.
Invalid column name 'allow_multiple_urls'.
Invalid column name 'multiple_navigation_nodes'.
Another oddity I noticed was that the sites this seems to work on have AllowMutlipleUrls = 0 on the sf_page_node table, but this site has a value of 1 and I see the missing columns seem to relate to this feature.
I will wait for support to review everything and hopefully there will be an easy way of ensuring all my tables are in fact synced up to the latest version of Sitefinity.
Thank you for opening a support ticket. You could share the solution with the community once the problem is resolved.
was this fixed? What was the solution?
I just upgraded my website to sf 6.1.4300 and I am facing the same problem.
The problem that Stacey encountered has been fixed by the following steps:
1. Execute this API code which will remove the existing modules & services page:
that worked. Thanks for the speedy response.