SBS 2003 Servers: Don't install Hotfix 948110

The Official SBS blog reports that hotfix 948110 causing issues with SharePoint (Companyweb) on SBS 2003.  At this time please hold off on installing this patch on your SBS 2003 server.  Installing this hotfix may prevent the SharePoint WMSDE instance from starting.  “We are currently investigating the issue and will update this blog post as soon […]

The Official SBS blog reports that hotfix 948110 causing issues with SharePoint (Companyweb) on SBS 2003.  At this time please hold off on installing this patch on your SBS 2003 server.  Installing this hotfix may prevent the SharePoint WMSDE instance from starting. 

“We are currently investigating the issue and will update this blog post as soon as possible. If you have already installed this hotfix AND the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT service is not starting you can perform the following steps to fix this service.”

  1. Rename C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Binn to Binn.old
  2. Restore C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Binn from a backup taken previous to installing hotfix 948110.  If you do not have a backup try using volume shadow copy.
  3. Start the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT service
  4. Test CompanyWeb

This should fix CompanyWeb.  If you go to Windows Update you will once again be offered update 948110, do not install this update for the time being.