>Had an issue installing this, well a couple of issues actually;
State of Farm prior to December updates: Standalone install also server running Sql 2005
- Moss 2007
- Infrastruture update
- 2 x Security patches (Pre August updates)
- August updates (However version number did not increment – known ‘to whom’ issue I understand)
The first update (Wss) installs fine but on running the SharePoint configuration wizard, that fails with a nondescript error (States the upgrade failed but gives no reason)
This is annoying as the reason (in this case) actually is in the upgrade log file created by the wizard.
[SearchQFE23318DatabaseAction] [22.214.171.124] [DEBUG] [12/21/2008 10:47:28 AM]: SearchQFE23318DatabaseAction.Upgrade: Upgrading MSSCrawlHistory table index on database WSS_Search_MossDev.
[SPSearchDatabaseSequence] [ERROR] [12/21/2008 10:47:28 AM]: Action 126.96.36.199 of Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPSearchDatabaseSequence failed.
Or something simmilar in your case.
Fortunately for me we have an MVP on staff and he suggested a resolution to me, which seems to do the trick nicely. Thanks Ben.
Here goes, may or may not work for you.
In Central admin -> operations -> Services on server, disable the search services – both of them
- Office SharePoint Server Search
- Windows SharePoint Services Help Search
Confirm / Ensure these services are stopped in windows services
- Windows SharePoint services Timer
- office SharePoint server search
- Windows SharePoint Services Search
Re run the configuration wizard – should now succeed
Re configure the search services back in central admin
You will need to re associate a index server with your SSP
You may need to issue an IISRESET before this finally works
Subsequant install and Config wizard for Moss worked without a hitch.
Although the SharePoint team blog states:
“The version of content databases should be 188.8.131.5235 after successfully applying these updates.”
I found it to be 184.108.40.20634. Apparently, another known ‘to whom’ issue 🙂