Description of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 post-Service Pack 3 and the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 hotfix package (Sts.msp): October 28, 2008

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This article describes the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 3 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • The server that is running SharePoint Portal Server 2003 may experience deadlocks in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). The deadlocks are caused by the proc_secupdatewebacl process.

    This issue occurs when there is a heavy load of users who create areas in SharePoint Portal Server at the same time.
  • You install hotfix 941412 on a server that is running Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. Then, you use the stsadm –o restore command, to try to restore a site collection. If the site collection includes full URL addresses that are more than 64 characters long, you receive the following error message:
    Cannot complete this function

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix replaces the following hotfix:
941412 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 25, 2008

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Sts.mspNot Applicable3,936,76824-Oct-200816:21
Sts.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Store.sqlNot Applicable1,171,84616-Oct-200823:56
Storeup.sqlNot Applicable1,138,35316-Oct-200823:56
Timezone.xmlNot Applicable34,45817-Nov-200702:15
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
wss2.0 wss2 sps11 sps2003

Article ID: 958706 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:11:28 - Revision: 1.1

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