SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 Released (KB979454)

SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 Released (KB979454)

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality]

Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Update Rollup 4 is now available on Microsoft Update and WSUS. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008.

  • Issue 1
    You may be unable to rename and to join a computer that is running Windows 7 to your Windows SBS 2008-based domain by using the Windows SBS client Join wizard.
  • Issue 2
    If the PublicFQDNPrefix registry entry is not set on the computer, you may be unable to install an update rollup for Windows SBS 2008, and you may receive the 6BA error code.
  • Issue 3
    The following four new alerts are added to the Event Log errors list:
    • The server shut down unexpectedly
    • The server restarted
    • An error prevented Backup from starting
    • An error prevented Backup from completing successfully
  • Issue 4
    The delivery of the network report may be delayed because it takes a long time for the server to query the status of the offline clients.
  • Issue 5
    Internet Address Management Wizard may stop responding after you delete a Windows SharePoint Services site on a computer that is running Windows SBS 2008.

NOTE: This update also includes all updates from Update Rollup 1, Update Rollup 2, Update Rollup 3 and supersedes those previous update rollups.

How to obtain this update

  • This update will be downloaded and automatically approved for installation via WSUS on SBS 2008 provided that KB 961048 has been previously installed. Otherwise it will require manual approval in the SBS Console.
  • This update is also available from the following Microsoft Update Web site:
  • This update is also available for direct download from the following Microsoft Update Catalog Web site:
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  • This rollup fails to install on my SBS 2008 server.

  • Why is there so many issues? hmm..but at least it was released.

  • Terry,

    Please call Microsoft support so we can investigate why the rollup will not install on your server.  Since the issue is that an update does not apply the case will be no charge.

  • When trying to install SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 Release (KB979454) on my server the update is actually failing with Error Code 6BA which is one of the Issues this update is trying to address!  Any ideas on how to successfully install this Update Rollup in cases like this?

  • From previous posts regarding 6BA for the other update rollups, check the C:\Windows\temp\EnableKerberosLog_2009_<date_time>.log file for more clues.

  • What about if you have installed SP2 for server 2008.  Will it still work

  • Rick,

    Yes, SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 will still apply to SBS 2008 servers with Windows 2008 Service Pack 2 installed.

  • Has anyone had any issues with accessing sharepoint through rww after applying this roll up?

  • If I want to install the recent Exchange 2007 sp3 and the rollup, do I need any further patches and will they work well together?

  • Randy,

    Yes, you will be able to install Exchange 2007 SP3 when it releases and any rollups with the SBS 2008 Update Rollup 4 on the same server.

  • Off topic question:

    When can we expect to get more info about the future release of SBS? Potentially SBS 2008 R2 with Exchange Server 2010, I have quite a few customers holding back their SBS migration/deployment since they don’t want to be tied in to an older exchange version for the next 3/5 years.  This info would help partners and customers make better decisions whether to migrate/deploy now or wait for a R2.

    Please don’t answer “software assurance” since this doesn’t help any “SMB” because there is no in place upgrade and they will need a new server which defeats the purpose of 3 to five year server investment.

  • If the fail is because of enablekerberos,

    the log is at: %temp%_\EnableKerberosLog_2009_<date_time>.log.

    You also can find the details in eventlog under Application, with Windows SBS Update Rollup as its source.

  • I Get 6ba error code as well - Here's the log

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Reading registry keys to get URL for SBS SharePoint

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Trying to enable Kerberos, as well as set other authentication configurations

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Backup original settings of site https://sites:987

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Webapplication found

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Webapplication is running in app pool with identity NetworkService

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Checking authenticaiton mode for Default zone

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Authentication provider is Kerberos

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Originally not allow anonymous

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Originally client integration enabled

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Originally not use basic authentication

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Original settings backup-ed. The machine is ready for authentication settings configuration

    2010/05/15 00:24:38| Calling stsadm.exe to enable Kerberos with parameter "-o authentication -url https://sites:987 -type windows -enableclientintegration -usewindowsintegrated"

    2010/05/15 00:24:42| Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.IWorker.EnableKerberos.InstallException: Fail to enable Kerberos with exit code -1

      at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.IWorker.EnableKerberos.EnableKerberosHelper.TryEnableKerberos()

      at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.IWorker.EnableKerberos.Program.Main(String[] args)