Saturday, October 31, 2009

Server Error:

In order to protect MOSS 2007 using DPM 2007 SP1, a few updates/ hotfixes need to be applied on MOSS 2007 server. One of the hotfix is "Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 31, 2008 (KB941422)". You may get details on this Knowledge Base from here:

After installing the update on MOSS 2007 server, you might experience that the MOSS web site is no more accessible but with a blank page and "Server error:" on it. After some troubleshooting and we solve the problem by running this command on the MOSS 2007 front-end web server:

stsadm –o upgrade –inplace [-url <http://mosswebsite URL>] forceupgrade

PSCONFIG.EXE -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force


This normally will happen even when you upgrade from WSS 3.0 to MOSS 2007 or install MOSS service pack 1 or Moss Service pack 2.