Sharepoint 3.0 website no longer working after Windows updates installed RRS feed

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  • We have an Intranet site that was set up in SharePoint 3.0. Over the weekend windows updates were installed, specifically KB2687442. Now my Intranet site does not work. When I try and run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard it fails at step 9 with the following error : Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer '.'. When I try and start the Windows SharePoint services administration service manually it fails to start. When I look in the windows event log there are errors in the application log about SQL exceptions
    • Moved by Hasham Niaz Friday, November 2, 2012 7:04 PM Moving to more appropriate Forum (From:MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Profile and Recognition System Discussions)
    • Moved by Nishant - MSFTModerator Friday, November 9, 2012 8:56 AM Moving to Legacy (From:SharePoint 2013 - General Discussions and Questions)
    Friday, November 2, 2012 2:21 PM

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  • You need to post it in Sharepoint forum. Hopefully this thread will be moved there by Admins.

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    Friday, November 2, 2012 4:06 PM
  • You have to wonder why - when it clearly says SharePoint 3.0, Hasham Niaz moved it to a SharePoint *2013* forum!

    I.e. it now needs to be moved again.

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    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ; Books and Links)

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 9:54 AM
  • Hopefully this gets moved to the right forum - it doesn't belong here.

    I've had a few customers run into this issue as well after running Windows Update.  Reboot the server (admin service should start), and then try the following command:

    psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait

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    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:18 PM
  • I had this problem and this is what worked for me

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN

    psconfig -cmd upgrade -force -inplace b2b -wait

    • Proposed as answer by Naomi N Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:04 PM
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 6:51 AM