Running an SBS 2011 Server? Watch out for KB2580174!

If you run a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard or Premium, then you may eventually come across this Sharepoint Error. Sharepoint Error KB2580174 relates to an upgrade which you need to perform.

Unfortunately this upgrade needs to be done manually. The upgrade process is not overly difficult, but if you follow my simple instructions, then you can get the upgrade done within just a few minutes.

The first thing you need to do is open a command prompt, with administrative rights. To do this, right click on the command prompt icon, and click on “Run as Administrator”. I am assuming you know where your command prompt icon is located.

After a second or two, the command prompt will load. Once it has loaded, you will need to use the following commands.

  1. cd "C:\Program Files"
  2. cd "Common Files"
  3. cd "Microsoft Shared"
  4. cd "Web Server Extensions"
  5. cd 14
  6. cd BIN
  7. PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

Once you’ve completed all of this, you will see the following lines directly underneath your last entry line.

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard version 14.0.6009.1000. Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Underneath this it will run through the 6 tasks which are required in order to update the server. This process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

If you would like to download a script which does all of this for you, then download the file below, and run it on the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 which contains the SharePoint, Exchange, WSUS, and everything else on it.

KB2580174 Command Batch File

You will shortly also be able to watch me doing this on YouTube, where you can see exactly how this error is fixed, using the quickest method possible.