MOSS Version Checking

Have been working on a SharePoint project recently, developing some WebParts & so forth.  

We have a number of VM’s, one for each developer, and was trying to restore a backup taken from the “production server” – as it’s got more content, etc.

I hadn’t been working on the project for a while, and so *MY* copy of the VM was a bit out-of date.

But – I encountered an error when trying to restore a backup of the SharePoint database – using the following STSADM command (restoring to MOSS2) :

stsadm -o restore -url http://moss2 -filename D:Backupsmoss1.bak -overwrite

The error message text is as follows :

Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and cannot be restored to a server running the current version.

The backup file should be restored to a server with version ‘12.0.0.6219’ or later.

My initial thoughts were along the lines of Service Pack 1 for MOSS – but I thought I’d already applied that, hadn’t I ??

And – how do I check which version of MOSS is installed ?

After some quick searching, I discovered it’s actually included as a custom HTTP variable within IIS (!).

Here’s what you have to do to see what version is running :

  • Within IIS Management Console, right-click and select Properties

Central-admin1

  • And – then switch to the HTTP Headers tab (as below) :

Central-admin2

So, there it is – I’m running v12.0.0.6039 – what now ?!?

Must pass on some thanks to Penny Coventry for a great article – How to find the level of SharePoint you are running

The article contains the following list – very useful, and goes right back to MOSS Beta2, and even includes version details for WSS 2.0 and SharePoint 2003.

For now – here’s the important numbers (for my immediate problem).

MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 post-SP1 hotfix (KB948945) 12.0.0.6303
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 post-SP1 hotfix (KB941274 12.0.0.6301
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 post-SP1 hotfix (KB941422 12.0.0.6300
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 SP1 12.0.0.6219
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 October public update 12.0.0.6039
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 August 24, 2007 hotfix package 12.0.0.6036
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 RTM   12.0.0.4518
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Beta 2 TR:   12.0.0.4407
MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Beta 2:    12.0.0.4017
Office 12 (PDC image – pre-beta): 12.0.0.3111

Sure enough, it looks like I need to apply SP1 for WSS and MOSS.

Yep – that fixed it !    Was able to restore the backup SharePoint database – back to some WebPart development – more later !               

Here are a few great articles re: MOSS version’ing :

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