WSS and MOSS version numbers

  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + Aug 10 cumulative Update (KB2276474 + KB2276472) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + June 10 cumulative Update (KB983311 + KB983310) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + April 10 cumulative Update (KB981043 + KB981042) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + February 10 cumulative Update (KB978396 + KB978395) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + December 09 cumulative Update (KB977027 + KB977026) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + October 09 cumulative Update (KB974989 + KB974988) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + August 09 cumulative Update (KB973400 + KB973399) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + June 09 cumulative Update (KB971538 + KB971537) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2  + April 09 cumulative Update (KB968850 + KB968851)  
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP2 (KB953338 + KB953334)
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 February 09 cumulative Update (KB961755 + KB961756) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 December 08 cumulative Update (KB960010 + KB960011) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 October 08 cumulative Update (KB957691 + KB957693,KB958567 and KB958569) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 August 08  cumulative update (KB956056 & KB956057) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Update (KB951695 & KB951297) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 post-SP1 hotfix (KB948945) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 post-SP1 hotfix (KB941274) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 post-SP1 hotfix (KB941422) 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 SP1
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 October public update 
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 August 24, 07 hotfix package
  •    WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 RTM 

Support for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP1 retired

Just to let all of you know that official support for WSS 3.0 SP1 and MOSS 2007 SP2 has been retired on 13th July 2010.

Hence make sure that all your environments are upgraded to SP2 to be eligible for support.

Search for Office 2007 files on WSS

When a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site collection is searched by the Windows SharePoint Services Search service, the following 2007 Microsoft Office document types are not indexed:

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (.xlsx, .xlsm)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx, .pptm)
Microsoft Office Word 2007 (.docx, .docm)

Ifilter for Office 2007 is not installed.


1.Download and Install Office 2007 Microsoft Filter Pack

2.Register the Ifilter on your SharePoint index server

Now, SharePoint search will return Office 2007 documents in search results

A declarative workflow does not start automatically after you install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1

If you are using the WSS 3.0 SP 1 there is a known issue of a declarative workflow not starting automatically under following conditions

1. The Windows SharePoint Services Web application runs under a user’s domain account.
2. The user logs in by using this domain account.
3. The site displays the user name as System Account.

Refer the Microsoft Support Article for more info and resolution

Hide “Request Access” link in SharePoint

Whenever a user does not have access to a SharePoint site, he is presented an “Access Denied” page which has a “Request Access” link which allows to send an email to the site administrator to request access to the site. However, this being a handy feature you may sometimes not want users asking for requests for a site. So, we can disable/remove the “Request Access” link. Let’s see how

The request access link is governed if the “Request Acess” is enabled on the site or not. If you disable the access request on the site then the link will not be seen on the access denied page

You could navigate to the “Permissions” list on the sharepoint site by navigating to http://{yoursitename}/_layouts/user.aspx

Then on the permissions list click on Settings menu and then select “Access Requests”

request access

Then uncheck the “Allow requests for access” checkbox

request access sharepoint

This will not show the Request Access link on the page…