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Thanks for the idea. However, I fixed it by simply deleting the old installation (v1.1.1 upgraded via Magento Connect to v1.1.6) with the exception of my community and custom layout and theme changes, and then downloaded and manually installed the latest v1.1.6 full install. I didn’t change the database at all, just ran the “install.php” after I extracted the files.
The backend started working correctly right away. However, the frontend still has some problems. Even if you set all new customer accounts to must be email validated set to “Yes”, if a new visitor clicks “Log In” link, then “Create a New Account” button, then does NOT check the “Sign Up for Newsletter” checkbox, then email validation is not activated and they are taken directly into their new account.
Also, so far a caualty of installing with a fresh full version is that all my “Accepted Currencies” were cleared, except for my default currency (US Dollars). Not a big deal, but something to be aware of.
Another thing is that if you allow Magento to update (change) the encryption hash for you, it can affect you in your shipping account ids, and other account ids.