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

3 Answers 3


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.


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


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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