Updating Content Type in the CTH does not update the individual Document Libraries

The Content Type Hub CTH can be a complex beast with settings located in lots of different places; Central Administration, Site Collections, sub-sites and the CTH itself.

You might come across a situation where you publish things to the CTH but they don’t get updated in the Document Libraries which inherits it.

There are four useful little tick boxes, which you’re only likely to see at the point you create the service, two of which have a huge effect on how the Content Type Hub functions.

To get to them go to Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Service Applications > Highlight the ‘Metadata Service Application Proxy’ (click anywhere but the title) > Select ‘Properties’ on the ribbon

This should bring up the ‘Edit Managed Metadata Service Connection’ window.

Here you can see the four options.

The first two are firmly aimed at the Term Store, but the last two have a huge impact on the CTH. The last one is clearly what we’re after so let’s tick that box!

You should now see your document libraries and lists updating from the CTH without a problem.


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