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Hi I got the error while trying to open the SharePoint Site after applying the MOSS SP2 update to it.

This post was helpful in resolving that error


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    Hi Guys

    I had the same problem. and i fixed it by going here

    download the file that matches your OS. ie x32 or x64
    If you try to run the file it will tell you the patch is already installed.
    but run the file with “/extract” extrace the file to someware and run
    Let it do its thing. It takes a while……Then presto. well as least for

    Let me know how you guys go with it.

    Hope it helps!


Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException: Sequence [Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence] cannot upgrade an object [SPConfigurationDatabase Name=””] whose build version [] is too old. Upgrade requires [] or higher.

Hi I got the error while trying to upgrade MOSS 2007 Content Database to SharePoint 2010.


The reason was the update requires that MOSS 2007 has the SP2 applied to it.

Check out this extremely helpful post



“The password supplied with the username .\Administrator was not correct. Verify that it was entered correctly and try again” Error while creating web application in SharePoint 2010


I got that error while creating a new web application in SharePoint 2010. Actually recently we had changed the password of the administrator account. However we had to follow this extra step to get the things working properly.

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <domain\username>password <newpassword>



Sample PowerShell Script for creating and deleting WebApplication and SiteCollection in SharePoint 2010

Sample PowerShell Script for creating a web application in SharePoint 2010

# add SharePoint Powershell snapin

add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Sharepoint.powershell

#define variables 

$WebAppName=”SharePoint – 120″



$WebAppPool=”SharePoint – 120″




new-SPWebApplication -name $WebAppName -url $WebAppUrl -ApplicationPool $WebAppPool -ApplicationPoolAccount (Get-SPManagedAccount $WebAppPoolAccount) -DatabaseServer $WebAppDatabaseServer -DatabaseName $WebAppDatabaseName    

write-host “New Web Application successfully created”

write-host “—————————————-”

write-host “Application name ” $webAppName -foregroundcolor Green


Sample PowerShell Script for deleting a web application in SharePoint 2010


write-host “Begin Deleting Web Application at ” $WebAppUrl


Remove-SPWebApplication -Identity $WebAppUrl

write-host “New wEb Application successfully deleted”

Sample PowerShell Script for Creating Site Collection in SharePoint 2010




$siteurl=”http://servername:port/sites/&#8221; + $SiteName

write-host “Begin Creating Site Collection at ” $SiteUrl


$NewSite = New-SPSite -Url $SiteUrl -OwnerAlias Administrator -Template STS#1 -Name $SiteName


$RootWeb.Title=”Scripted Site -” + $SiteName


write-host “New Scripted Site successfull created”

write-host “Title: ” $RootWeb.Title -foregroundcolor Green


write-host “Error : You must supply parameter for site name” -foregroundcolor Red

 For Deleting the SiteCollection




$siteurl=”http://servername:port/sites/&#8221; + $SiteName

write-host “Begin Deleting Site Collection at ” $SiteUrl


Remove-SPSite -Identity $siteurl

write-host “New Site successfully deleted”




write-host “Error : You must supply parameter for site name” -foregroundcolor Red



Save the script files with the extension .ps1

To run them


Few other important PowerShell command (Get-Help, Get-Location, Set-Location)

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