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(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you try to upgrade a database in Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, the upgrade fails. Additionally, you do not receive an error message.
The database upgrade may fail for several reasons. These reasons include the following:
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To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
All SharePoint Portal Server 2003 hotfixes and service packs that are released after Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will try to upgrade the databases and portal sites. However, if the upgrade fails, you do not receive an error message. When the upgrade fails, an event that is similar to the following is logged in the Application event log:
Attempted to apply update to SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal sites.
You can find more detailed information in the portal diagnostic logs.