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A solution is available to administrators of SharePoint Products and Technologies deployments experiencing the following application event after introducing WSS October public update KB934525.
1. Run the following STSADM operations to stop and start the SPWebService:
stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype spwebservice -servicename "" stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype spwebservice -servicename ""
stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype spwebservice -servicename ""
stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype spwebservice -servicename ""
2. Instantiate the upgrade by executing psconfig.exe or psconfigui.exe.
The cause of this issue is the SPWebService instance failed to finish provisioning. The status of that service is marked as provisioning. However, it has done enough provisioning work so that the user sites are working and/or during upgrade, the upgrade code skipped any web service instances that are not online, upgrading the administration sites; however, skipping the user sites.
I've gotten some questions asked on the hotfix and public update I wanted to address here. Product Support
When I try to run
stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype spwebservice -servicename
I receive the following error (verbatim):
"Unprovision of service failed. Additional information: Access denied.. Access denied."
I am running the command under my admin account.
My issues with the KB update/WSS 3.0 were directly related to a prior installation of GroupBoard:
GroupBoard KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=941678
Once I uninstalled GroupBoard, I was able to successfully run the Sharepoint configuration wizard and complete the upgrade... previously the wizard would fail and all other solutions to the KB update error also failed.
After configuration/upgrade completely successfully, my user site and admin sites are now displaying correctly. There seem to be some performance issues but at least the content is there.
Ironically, I wasn't even using GroupBoard on the earlier site, but I'm happy I was able to resolve this without going through more extensive steps.
Same as Bruce, I got the same Access denied error.
After the KB934525 our SPS became inaccessible at all..