I was recently asked by one of our Premier Field Engineers in Charlotte, NC about the versioning information displayed in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration after installing recent Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 security updates and decided it would be beneficial to expand the audience for others seeking an answer to this question.
In relation to the October patches for MOSS/WSS – should the database version show up correctly in CA? or is it expected that it would should up like this:
In CA – Operations -> Servers in FarmAll FE’s and App’s show up as 22.214.171.12439But the cluster running the WSS Database shows 126.96.36.19918?
I checked a content DB and the versions table shows 188.8.131.5239...
Although WSS shows as build 184.108.40.20640 you will see it display 220.127.116.1139 in Site Settings since the EULA changed in 6040 which did not make any binary changes from 18.104.22.16839 to 22.214.171.12440. Your Windows SharePoint Services Database in the Central Administration user interface will reflect the RTM build version 126.96.36.19918 since a binary change does not occur on the backend.
I've gotten some questions asked on the hotfix and public update I wanted to address here. Product Support