WSS and MOSS Language Pack Slipstreaming

In case you didn’t know, you can slipstream server pack 1 (or the latest SP) of a language pack into the RTM service pack installation point, creating a single install point for each language pack include includes SP1.  You may think, big deal, I’m saving one installation.  That’s true, but if you have a a…

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Lastest WSS and MOSS Patches - 9/2008

For those of you that are building a new WSS and/or MOSS farm, I’ve assembled a list of the patches you will need to build a “lastest and greatest” farm.  The list below is published for an RTM farm, but if you have a farm in production already, you only need to install the patches dated…

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Windows SharePoint Services & Microsoft Office SharePoint Server hotfixes for March 27, 2008

The latest post SP1 global WSS and MOSS patches are: Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: March 27, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=950487   Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: March 27, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=950484 The lastest post SP1 localized WSS (no localized MOSS patches after SP1 yet) patch is: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services…

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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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SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 & Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 available for download

Description of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=923644   Issues that are fixed in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=938795   SharePoint SP3 Download Site http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AB086D48-1148-48DE-B4EC-A6298367E5F0&displaylang=en         Description of Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=923643   Issues that are fixed in Windows…

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