Yes and no.

Yes to SBS 2008 as it affects SharePoint 3

Yes to SBS v7 as it affects SharePoint 2010 foundation

No to SBS 2003.

I’ll be honest I’ve not hit any issues patching SharePoint but some have… most of the issues I’ve seen lately have been directly due to someone mucking around with the SharePoint search trying to solve search errors.  As long as you haven’t mucked, you should be just fine.

That said this isn’t a patch I’m screaming at you to install, so if you want to hold back, that’s fine with me.


MS10-072: Description of the security update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: October 12, 2010:

Known issues with this security update

  • Known issue 1


    If the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard does not finish its task, SharePoint may be left in an inconsistent state. You may be unable to browse the Central Administration or SharePoint site, and you receive one of the following error messages:

    Error message 1

    Error message 2

    HTTP 404 Not Found

    Error message 3

    Cannot connect to the configuration database


    For more information about how to resolve this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    944267  ( ) How to troubleshoot common errors that occur when you run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on a computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or SharePoint Server 2007
  • Known issue 2


    Users are prompted for authentication when they try to browse a SharePoint site. Windows Server 2003 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 include a loopback check security feature that helps prevent reflection attacks on your computer. Therefore, authentication fails if the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the custom host header that you use does not match the local computer name.


    To resolve this issue, disable the authentication loopback check. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press Enter.
    5. Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
    8. Restart the computer.

    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    926642  ( ) Error message when you try to access a server locally by using its FQDN or its CNAME alias after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1: “Access denied” or “No network provider accepted the given network path”
  • Known issue 3

    After you install this security update on a Windows Small Business Server-based computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, in some scenarios, the SharePoint Companyweb and Central Administration pages may not be available. For more information about this issue and about how to resolve the issue, visit the following Microsoft TechNet webpage:

  • Known issue 4

    This security update may appear multiple times in the Installed Updates list after you install it. This occurs because this update is applied to multiple Office applications.

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