Lastest WSS and MOSS Patches - 10/2008

Please refer to the newest updates, posted here: http://blogs.msdn.com/josrod/archive/2008/12/17/latest-wss-and-moss-patches.aspx     UPDATED: 12/11/2008 – 957693 was relased with 957175  built in (they are identical patches [complicated stort as to why this had to be]), so if you have installed 957693, you don’t need to install 957175.  If you installed 957175, you won’t need to install 957693,…

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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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WSS and MOSS Infrastructure Updates Released

Today we released some very important updates for WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007, Project Server 2007, Search Server 2008 (Full and Express) and Project Professional 2007.  This updates includes fixes for several areas of the product, including search, content deployment, performance and some core platform components.  I’ve included the links to the WSS and MOSS updates…

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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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WSS 2003 Post SP3 Hotfix Package Released

Details are in KB941412, but it’s got a couple notable updates, one specifically for a New Zealand DST change.  You’ll have to contact MS to get the download or use our new hotfix request system linked in the KB. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941412  

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Grant Users Admin Access to all Site Collections per Web Application

In SharePoint 2003, we had an option in the central admin to add users and/or domain groups to a group called “SharePoint Administrators”.  This group was granted full control for all site collections within the farm.  Many customers took full advantage of this solution, in particular larger organizations that staff a helpdesk for their SharePoint environments. …

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Forms Authentication with WSS 3.0 & MOSS 2007

Steve Peschka has released a great three-part article on Forms Authentication.  If you are planning on hosting a multi-authentication environment, these article are a must read.  Steve provides some sample web.config settings and also offers some troubleshooting tips for getting your FBA site up and running.  Forms Authentication in SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services…

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Announcing the Microsoft iFilter Pack

For all you folks that have been waiting for Microsoft to release an iFilter pack for Office 2007 file formats, you wait is over.  Not only do we search Office 2007 files, but we’ve included support for crawling ZIP files, which I bet a lot people will take advantage of.  The complete list of iFilters in…

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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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