The expected version of the product was not found on the system – Error when trying to Install SharePoint Service pack

Usually, This error occurs when we miss some in-between updates. e.g. I Installed MOSS 2007 SP1 + Language Pack SP1, then Installed MOSS 2007 SP2 without Language pack and when I tried installing Oct-2009 CU, I got this error. Apparently we need to download and Install both the WSS and MOSS updates…

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Windows SharePoint Services Web Application – Stuck at “Starting” Status

I had this trouble after applying Service pack 3 on an existing MOSS 2007 environment: Windows SharePoint Services Web Application stuck at “Starting” status and yet it never starts! Solution: Stsadm command to stop windows SharePoint services web application stuck on stopping Jump started to STSADM to stop the service: stsadm -o…

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Get Installed SharePoint Farm Version Build Number/Patch Level/Service Pack

Want to know the SharePoint version installed on your environment? There are several ways to get your MOSS 2007/SharePoint 2010 version build numbers. Here are some: How to find installed SharePoint 2013 build version? Simple! Navigate to Central Administration >> System Settings >> Servers in this Farm 1. You can find SharePoint…

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How to Create Slipstream Installation of SharePoint 2010 cumulative updates, Service Packs?

By the way, what is Slipstream Installation?Well, If you want to combine your service packs with SharePoint installers so that you don’t need to apply the service pack after the installation (Service packs will be combined with installers, and you will get the latest build on one-time installation!) you can use SlipStreaming!…

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Applying SharePoint Service Packs/Patches – Steps and Best practices

Well, it is inevitable in a SharePoint administrator’s life, Applying service packs or patches to the environment. Here are the steps, I’ve learned in my implementations. First, it’s a good idea to have a maintenance page for your website, in order to avoid a typical “404 – page not found” to the…

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Install SharePoint 2007 in Windows Server 2008 R2 – This program is blocked due to compatibility issues

When I tried installing SharePoint 2007 in Windows server 2008 R2, I got this error “This program is blocked due to compatibility issues” This is because: SharePoint 2007 is not compatible with Windows Sever 2008 R2. We need to download the service pack and merge with SharePoint Installers, then run the setup…

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