Issues that are fixed in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 that contains fixes for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 contains security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 were previously released in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in separate updates. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

For more information about SharePoint Portal Server Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887623 Description of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2

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Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 issues that are fixed by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2.

Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Office2003System_SP2Changes.exe package now.

Release Date: October 18, 2005

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Fixes in the service pack that require that you configure a registry key

When it is appropriate, Microsoft provides fixes that use registry keys. You can use these registry keys to enable, disable, or configure the functionality of a fix. By default, some fixes may be disabled. You may have to configure a registry key to enable a fix.

The following articles contain information about the fixes that require that you configure a registry key.
839640 You receive a "Search server has failed to service the queries for consecutive 30 secs due to mismatched CatID" error message when catalog IDs are mismatched in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
843522 Update is available to configure the code page that is used by the Search HTML filter in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
875515 External content is not returned in the search results in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
887712 The URL of an item that is returned in the search results does not work when you search SharePoint Portal Server 2003 for content that is stored in Microsoft Commerce Server
888237 You receive inconsistent search results when you search for content that contains a particular Chinese Traditional term in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
888809 You receive an "An error has occurred on the server" error message when you click Alert Me to add an alert in a child portal site of a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 server farm that uses shared services
889324 XML documents are missing from the search results when you search SharePoint Portal Server 2003
890052 Some documents are not returned in the search results when you use the Advanced Search feature in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to search for content that has a custom property
891065 No items are returned in the search results, and you receive a "No matching documents were found" error message when you search for content in PDF documents that are streamed from .aspx pages in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
894079 Crawls take a longer time to be completed when you use a third-party single-threaded IFilter in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

List of issues that the service pack fixes

Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 fixes the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 issues that are described in the following hotfix packages.

883919 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004
883920 Description of the English version of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004
885263 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 30, 2004
885265 The Microsoft Search service does not work in SharePoint Portal Server 2003
886181 Description of the Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 29, 2004
887819 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 22, 2004
888236 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 hotfix package: October 25, 2004
889099 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 15, 2004
890051 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 23, 2004
890217 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 24, 2004
890630 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 3, 2004
891389 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 21, 2004
891514 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 30, 2004
891579 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package (Notesph.dll): January 4, 2005
891644 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package (Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.dll): January 4, 2005
892142 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 10, 2005
892353 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 18, 2005
893398 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 7, 2005
894231 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2005
894322 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 15, 2005
894533 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 28, 2005
894534 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 21, 2005
895482 Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 14, 2005
896059 Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 17, 2005
896259 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 23, 2005
896678 Description of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 28, 2005
897170 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package (Mssrch.dll): April 12, 2005
897315 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package (Tquery.dll): April 12, 2005
896357 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 25, 2005
896359 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 28, 2005
888154 Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 28, 2004

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 also fixes the following SharePoint Portal Server 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

You cannot start SharePoint Portal Server Central Administration after you remove Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services from a virtual server

After you remove Windows SharePoint Services from a virtual server, you receive the following error message when you try to start SharePoint Portal Server Central Administration:
Unable to connect to database. Check database connection information and make sure the database server is running.


No results are listed when you try to search for German language composite words

When you try to search for German language composite words, no words are found.


Subscription and alert notifications are not sent for a deleted virtual server in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

If Windows SharePoint Services has been removed from an extended virtual server, such as in SharePoint Central Administration, subscription and alert notifications are not sent by using an e-mail message in SharePoint Portal Server 2003.


Alternate URLs are incorrect in the Search Results pane when thumbnails are displayed

When you search images on a server that is running SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and the images include an alternate URL, the thumbnails that are displayed in the Search Results pane show an incorrect URL.

Error signature details

When you use SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to one of the following error signatures:
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Mssearch.exe11.0.5704.0Mssearch.exe11.0.5704.000005b55
Infopath.exe11.0.5531.0Msdaipp.dll11.0.5510.00004588c
Mssearch.exe11.0.5704.0Ntdll.dll5.2.3790.00001d61b
W3wp.exe6.0.3790.0Tquery.dll11.0.5704.000080666
Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.

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Article ID: 906337 - Last Review: March 3, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
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