The database <databasename> on <Server>Microsoft##SSEE is not accessible to missing Windows Internal Database signatures

One of the more frequent issues we are seeing with the installation of our most recent WSS v3 hotfix, KB934525, is the error message “The database <databasename> on server\Microsoft##SSEE is not accessible to missing Windows Internal Database signatures” being logged in the server event log. (SSEE = SQL Server Embedded Edition, which is what you get when you…

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SharePoint Hotfix and SP Deployment

I seen a few instances of companies attempting to use HFNetChkPro to deploy WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 hotfixes to their farm environments.  Hotfixes and service packs for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 do not install like “normal” patches we see for the O/S.  SharePoint requires unique patch deployment steps, which makes the use of HFNetChkPro…

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Create a New SharePoint Permission Level and Bind it to an Existing SharePoint Group

This example will create a new permission level, called Example_xxxxxxxxxxx.  After creation, it binds the permission level to an existing SharePoint Group called Foo.using (SPSite site = new SPSite( “http://moss/sites/PermExample” )){    using (SPWeb rootWeb = site.RootWeb)   {       string permissionLevelName = “Example_”+System.DateTime.Now.Ticks.ToString();        // Create a new Permission Level        SPRoleDefinition newPermissionLevel = new SPRoleDefinition();        newPermissionLevel.Name = permissionLevelName;        newPermissionLevel.Description = “Example…

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