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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Small Business Server 2011 Sharepoint Foundation Event ID 70

Microsoft has changed a few things in Sharepoint for version 2010. One of them is how it is patched and updated. It is now a two step process, you use Microsoft Update for the update and then you have to manually upgrade the database from the command line.

So how do you know if you need to do this? Well its likely in your event logs you have seen Application Log Event 70 Sharepoint Foundation Search.

The mount operation for the gatherer application 08dd5186-9d3a-4ded-ac19-b626c26e3208 has failed because the schema version of the search administration database is less than the minimum backwards compatibility schema version supported for this gatherer application. The database might not have been upgraded.

If so you will likely need to upgrade your database, you can double check this by using some Powershell. Open the Sharepoint Management Shell and run this line

(get-spserver $env:computername).NeedsUpgrade

If this returns True then you need to upgrade the database.

Right so now you need a standard elevated command here.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN

Run this command

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

The database is now upgraded for you and the Sharepoint upgrade is complete.

Remember Small Business Server 2011 is aimed at non IT folk, really Microsoft what are you thinking?