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I'm migrating from WSS 3.0 to MOSS 2007, below are the steps I took to migrate.

  1. Backed up the content database of our WSS 3.0 site.
  2. Restored the database on our MOSS 2007 database server
  3. Create a new Web Application on our MOSS 2007 server and pointed the database to the newly restored database.

Everything works correctly on the new server. I enabled Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure and navigations stops working correctly.

Where it use to say Home it now says /. When I clicked on a link to any sub sites the top navigations reduces down to one button that says Error. Also any sub site navigation on the side bar reads Error.

When I disable Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure everything goes back to the way it was.

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I discussed this with a few people and we aren't aware of this issue. I'd be intereseted in getting some additional information and details. You can follow-up with me at Kevinrey@microsoftMicrosoft.com –  Iain Aug 30 '11 at 21:35
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If you're attempting to enable this feature in a site collection that has not been created from a Publishing template, it will not work. You need to create a new site collection and migrate the content over.

The SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard is a good tool that can help with any migration.

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Alex is right... WSS 3.0 does not have any concept of the publishing infrastructure as it is a MOSS feature, so turning it on for sites that were created in WSS 3.0 is going to have unexpected results as you are experiencing. –  Sean Earp Dec 12 '09 at 7:20
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