Archive for February, 2009
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen reports of companyweb not displaying on some SBS 2008 servers. Same when trying to load the SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration site. Poking through the event logs, we’re seeing errors and warnings like:
Error Windows SharePoint Services 3 3760 Database
SQL Database ‘ShareWebDb’ on SQL Server instance ‘np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query’ not found. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.
Cannot open database "ShareWebDb" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE’.
Restarting the Windows Internal Database (Microsoft##SSEE) service restores access, at least temporarily.
Thus far, I’ve been unable to identify any commonality that might be triggering this behavior. If you have encountered this issue, especially if all you’ve had to do is restart the Windows Internal Database service to recover access, please post a comment back so we can try to collect additional information and see what might be triggering this issue.
Karl Palachuk has a sale going on for the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed book at SMB Books. If you purchase SBS 2008 Unleased plus any other item and enter the promo code, you’ll get $20 off the total order. Other promotions are going on at the site as well. For more information, check out Karl’s post: http://smallbizthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/02/right-now-sale-at-smb-books.html.
Microsoft released a hotfix today that addresses an issue in the Server 2008 networking stack. Users of SBS 2008 may have seen the effects of this issue if networking services seemed to “hang” after the server had been running for 4-7 days and needed a restart to restore normal operations. The problem has manifested with certain software products attempting to access the impacted resource. One such application is Trend Worry-Free 5.1, but it is not the only application that has seen the issue. Note that third-party applications are not causing the issue, but third-party applications that attempt to access the problematic code are seeing the issue.
Microsoft has released a hotfix for this issue, but the KB article, KB961775, that describes the issue in detail is not yet available. The hotfix can be downloaded from http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=961775&kbln=en-us.
UPDATE: While the MS KB has not been made public yet, the SBS blog does have detailed information on this issue. Check out their blog post at: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/02/12/you-may-lose-network-connectivity-on-sbs-2008-when-using-a-driver-which-utilizes-tdi.aspx.