I am having the exact issue here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-IN/sharepoint2010setup/thread/76f96d55-6be2-4ad1-8da5-0b26a619c666

I saved a site as a template and then attempted to create a new site using the template and the error occurs: "The type of this column cannot be changed because it is currently being indexed."

However, when I go to Central Admin and click services > Managed Metadata Service it takes me to the Term Store Management setting page.

What am I missing?

thx KS

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To get to those four checkboxes, highlight the MM Service Connection(just below the Managed Metadata Service), and select "Properties" from the ribbon.

  • When i click on it it redirects me to the termstore manager and I dont get a chance to click properties :S
    – Perplexed
    Aug 30, 2012 at 15:18
  • click the row, but don't click the link itself. Just like you would highlight a list item to make to ribbon appear. Aug 30, 2012 at 15:32
  • Damn it! Still get the same error! Do you think i need to recycle app pool? I was hoping a user could create a subsite without having to do any of this :S
    – Perplexed
    Aug 30, 2012 at 16:48
  • I can create a site from another template based on another website, but not this one. I see that this site has publishing feature activated but the other did not.
    – Perplexed
    Aug 30, 2012 at 17:33
  • After a little more digging, I'm not so sure this has to do with Managed Metadata... do you have any columns with indexes created? Aug 30, 2012 at 17:39

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