MOSS and KB934525

Did you go into work and get complaints about your MOSS installations? When I fired up my browser I got a nice little home page that said

HTTP/1.1 404 Connection: close Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:58:53 GMT Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices: 12.0.0.4518

Digging a little bit more I saw WSS Event ID 5617 that says

The schema version (3.0.149.0) of the database WSS_Content_007 on database is not consistent with the expected database schema version (3.0.151.0) on webserver. Connections to this database from this server have been blocked to avoid data loss. Upgrade the web front end or the content database to ensure that these versions match.

Great ….. so I poke around in the Event Log and I see that KB934525 was installed via WSUS last night. Great, I’ll just uninstall. Nope, that isn’t supported. Well, reading a little deeper into this, it appears that after installing this security patch you have to run Sharepoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (aka PSConfig) on EVERY server in your farm. Once, this is all done, then your sites should start up (mine did).

In talking with people at Microsoft I was told that it’s probably best to install these patches by hand rather then with WSUS. Great, I was hoping I could have another piece of Sharepoint that is difficult to manage. 🙁

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