[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett]
A security update for Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) version 3 was released today on Microsoft Update. If you do not have WSS v3 installed on your SBS server, you will not be offered this update.
I want to point out one of the bullet points in the known issues section of KB 934525 specifically calls out an issue that may occur on SBS 2003 servers.
• After you install this update on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, the Web sites may not restart within the time-out period. Therefore, you may be unable to access the Backup, CompanyWeb, Microsoft Server ActiveSync, Monitoring, Outlook Web Access, or Remote Web Workplace Web sites. To resolve this problem, do one of the following:
• Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, and start any Web sites that are stopped.
• Restart the computer.
If you notice that none of your web sites work after installing updates, before you do anything else, please check to see if the World Wide Web Publishing Service is started and that the web sites in the IIS Console are started. As an alternative you can reboot the server.
If the only access you have to your SBS server is through the Remote Web Workplace (RWW), you should consider allowing yourself RDP access to the server using the RDP client without the use of RWW, or having someone on site after this update is installed in the event your server runs into this.