I'm new to SharePoint.

I have installed Project Server 2007 on my Windows 2003 server. It worked previously, but yesterday after i installed some Microsoft updates, I can't open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. I'm using IIS 6.0, .NET Framework 3.0 with IE7.

This is the error message that i received when i click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration:

Server Error in '/' Application.

Configuration Error Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Root element is missing.

Source Error:

[No relevant source lines]

Source File: D:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\7150\web.config Line: 0

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.3603; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.3614


As the others have referred to, certain updates require your to complete a command line update to SharePoint to finalize the update.

The error you are seeing is different though. Chances are, your web.config file was corrupted. I would look there first.

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This problem usually occurs when the SharePoint restore process is interrupted while the process is running. I suggest two solutions to this problem.

Restart the WSS timer service and then try to restore the backup If this does not work, then try this

Re-run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard and then try to run the restore process. Hope this solves the problem

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you will need to run psconfig from an administrator command prompt as detailed below to complete the update.

psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait –force


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