Well if you’re cracking on and updating your SharePoint Beta 2 Installs to RTM and
wanting to make it out the door while there’s some daylight leftthen you’re better
than meright now it’s dark! 🙂

Ok – so I figured, no probs just do a stsadm -o addcontentdb and
we’re well on our way, exactly the same from Beta 1 to Beta 2.

This time SharePoint RTM doesn’t want to play. I got this error:

Sequence [Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPContentDatabaseSequence]
cannot upgrade
an object [SPContentDatabase Name=WSS_Content_Int2010] whose build

[14.0.4536.1000] is too old. Upgrade requires [14.0.4730.1000] or higher.

So as you can see the Version numbers of my Beta2 ContentDB
is close, but RTM is not playing.
I thought I’d take a punt and see what happened:
  1. Open up the ContentDB in SQL Management Studio and open up
    the Tables folder.
  2. Locate the Versions Table (down the bottom).
  3. Open the Versions Table in Edit Mode and modify
    the Rows which have a Version=14.0.4536.1000
    next to them.
  4. Simply change the version number to 14.0.4730.1000
  5. Save the changes
  6. Rerun the stsadm -o addcontentdb command
    and bob’s your uncle.

The ContentDB I used here was 18GB in size and all has come up trumps.

This may save you a bit of time and sure it’s a hack, but we’re now in RTM land.

Good luck 🙂


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