SharePoint 2007 Patching, SharePoint 2010 Site Usage Confirmation
A couple of patching issues have come up recently that are worth sharing.
Security Update for WSS 3.0 Patch, July 2012
We saw this coming through a customers WSUS system, and almost approved it but I decided to take a look at the KB article, the thing that caught my eye was .
After you install this security update, PSCONFIG may run automatically.
From bitter experience we know that this is a bad thing….the WSUS installer will not have any SQL permissions, so this can leave you in a position with different binaries versions on your servers to the schema versions in your databases, so either install by hand or use the PATCH_ARGS=runupgrade=no switch on the command line and deal with PSConfig in a more controlled manner.
SharePoint Site use Confirmation and deletion.
As from the June 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010 the sites deleted by the usage confirmation job will now appear in the recycle bin, so if your using site usage confirmation get the June 2012 installed.