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You may be unable to apply more updates at a certain point on a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer
Article ID: 940276 - View products that this article applies to.
On a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS)-based computer, you may be unable to use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to apply more updates at a certain point. When you try to install an update or a service pack, you may receive an error message that resembles one of the following:
960.484: InstallSingleCatalogFile: MyInstallCatalog failed for Tmp.0.ntprint.cat; error=0xfffffbfe.If you check the KB nnnnnn.log update installation log, you may see an error message that resembles the following:
708.797: InstallSingleCatalogFile: MyInstallCatalog failed for KB917734.cat; error=0xfffffbfe.Notes
Note There may be other issues that cause automatic updates to fail. If you do not see the "error=0xfffffbfe" entry, another issue is responsible for the symptoms that you see.
This problem occurs because the number of update packages reaches an architectural limitation in the Windows security database.
How to obtain this updateTo obtain this update, visit the following Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.comInstall Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2003 (KB940276).
This update includes Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (KB914961) and also corrects the problem that prevents you from installing additional updates or service packs on a computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003.
Note This update is a large package that contains approximately 400 MB. Expect an extended download and installation period for this update.
Before you install this update
How to uninstall this update
Before you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
939421For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939421/ )Best practices and known issues when you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 on a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925931/ )You may be unable to apply more updates at a certain point on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798/ )You cannot install some updates or programs
Article ID: 940276 - Last Review: February 26, 2008 - Revision: 6.0