Small Business Susan

Be prepared

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2007/12/04/net-2-and-3-service-pack-1-are-on-wsus-tonight.aspx


So why do I urge caution on .net patches? Because they have historically had issues getting installed so that you have to uninstall them and reinstall them to get them patched… because sometimes you have to use the windows installer fix up to fix them …and lastly sometimes they “update” your web sites to a newer version of .net that they aren’t supposed to be on.


 After you install these .net service packs, run the www.sbsbpa.com and ensure the RWW and the default web sites of SBS stay on version 1.1.


Windows installer clean up tool – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/290301


Troubleshooting installer issues – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/908077


.NET clean up tool – http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/12/04/6659905.aspx


Just be prepared is all and run the www.sbsbpa.com afterwards.



3 comments ↓

  • #   Martin P on 12.07.07 at 9:47 am     

    Susan,

    Thanks for the background on the .NET patching. Great info to have delivered in a timely manner.

    Thanks again oh great caffeinated one. I owe you a Dew.


  • #   Martin P on 12.07.07 at 9:47 am     

    Susan,

    Thanks for the background on the .NET patching. Great info to have delivered in a timely manner.

    Thanks again oh great caffeinated one. I owe you a Dew.


  • #   Chris Knight on 12.07.07 at 3:35 pm     

    Thanks for the post Susan.

    I’ve personally not had any problems with .NET Framework Service Packs, and I’d been running my SBS Web sites quite happily on .NET 2.0 without any problems until I ran the SBSBPA and moved the sites back to .NET 1.1. This was when I found out there were Web Apps using the DefaultAppPool running a mix of 1.1 and 2.0, which results in broken sites.
    If you do have 1.1 and 2.0 installed, make sure you have different Application Pools configured to run the Web apps, and label them descriptively so you know which should be used with 1.1 and also 2.0. I add a ’11′ suffix for my 1.1 apps and ’20′ for my 2.0 apps.