WSS August CU and re-attached content databases

I updated my blog post:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:33 AM

WSS August CU and where is MOSS CU?

on 01/Sep/2009 and we know now more about that issue.


You may detached your content databases before upgrade SharePoint to WSS August CU. After the successfully installation of WSS August CU you are trying to re-attach the content databases. That fails.

Current idea for a solution:

  • Attach your databases on a June CU SharePoint Installation. My recommended environment would be Hyper-V and using snapshots.
  • Upgrade to August CU. Remember that you can run PSCONFIG from command-line more than one time if timeout or others happened.
  • Detach the databases.
  • The databases are now on August CU level and a re-attach to an already patched SharePoint installation with August CU should work.

MOSS 2007 and WSS V3 are affected applications with WSS August CU. This procedure is currently the best known way.


More information should be shortly available on my colleagues blog


926961    Error message when you use SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration to try to re-add a content database in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0;EN-US;926961

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