Get back your Sharepoint 2007 site manager context menu!

Today my customer’s site manager on their Sharepoint 2007 site went bananas. The context menu used to configure list items shrunk to four items from eight.


Apparently this is a known bug in MOSS that’s supposedly been fixed in a cummulative update from 2009, but hey, here it was. In short the RenderXMLUsingPattern attribute on a Field definition gets lost and has to be set back to TRUE.

I’ve made a little tool to do just that. The tool is attached in the archive below. Call it like this:

MossMenuFix.exe Pages

where is the web address and Pages is the name of the list. More info on this is available here.