SharePoint Upgrade failed with following error. "Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding"

  I have come across this scenario several times while troubleshooting the cases where Upgrade process fails with the below error logged in the upgrade.log file:   [AddSearchToLinks] [3.0.77.0] [DEBUG] [6/12/2009 10:11:48 PM]: Executing SQL DDL Script. [SPContentDatabaseSequence] [ERROR] [6/12/2009 10:41:53 PM]: Action 3.0.77.0 of Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPContentDatabaseSequence failed. [SPContentDatabaseSequence] [ERROR] [6/12/2009 10:41:53 PM]: Timeout expired.  The…


Build to Build (B2B) Upgrade of the SharePoint environment – Part 3

  In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and techniques around the B2B upgrade process.   Detaching and attaching the Content Database: Many times during the upgrade process, we may see errors that are specific to one or two content databases especially when you have several content databases and of large size in…


Build to Build (B2B) Upgrade of the SharePoint environment – Part 2

In this post, we will discuss few troubleshooting techniques when the upgrade fails to complete. The first tool you have in hand is the upgrade.log file. When we run the Configuration Wizard, a file called upgrade.log file will be created, by default in the path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS\ As a tip, always…


Build to Build (B2B) Upgrade of the SharePoint environment – Part 1

Applying Hot fixes, Cumulative updates (CU) or Service Packs (SP) for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 and then upgrading the databases is a very common scenario. We troubleshoot issues around these areas quite frequently at Microsoft GTSC. I have heard these questions several times from our customers “Which machine do I start running the psconfig…


Kick start – My web blog

Thank you for visiting my Blog! Although my blog was opened a couple of years ago, wasn’t very active. I have now decided to actively blog and share my experiences and ideas. I am working at Microsoft as a Support Escalation Engineer in SharePoint team. I have had plenty of experience on ASP.NET/IIS too. So, I would be…

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