I am getting following error while creating any new web application on the server:

  1. "An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=SPsupport-17777 Parent=SPWebService is being updated by EUROPE\SPSvc-Ams11267-S, in the w3wp process, on machine AMSDC1-S-1267. View the tracing log for more information about the conflict."

  2. "The specified SPContentDatabase Name=WSS_Content TEST Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint. Please upgrade this SharePoint application server before attempting to access this object."

  3. In Event Viewer I am also getting an error like: "The DELETE statement conflicted with the REFERENCE constraint FK_Dependencies1_Objects. The conflict occurred in database Dev_Config_01, table "dbo.Dependencies", column 'ObjectId'. The statement has been terminated."

As got from some forums, I performed the below steps:

  1. Stopping wss timer job
  2. Copying the cache.ini file from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\application data\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config folder.
  3. Clearing all the .xml files except cache.ini
  4. Edit the cache.ini with a value 1
  5. Starting the timer job

Still I get the same error. I tried the above steps many times.

I need a solution for this issue. Are these issues related to anything on the software patches installed on the server or MOSS?

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I have seen this one before. That time it was a connectivity issue between SharePoint and the database server. You should check system log files on SQL server and SharePoint regarding hardware or connectivity problems.


No there was no patch installtion in the server farm. Also the server was not upgraded to any new version.

What i did to resolve this:

1) Restarted all serach services from Central Administration. A new serach database created for the server. 2) Followed the steps as mentioned below twice with a server reboot

Stopping wss timer job Copying the cache.ini file from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\application data\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config folder. Clearing all the .xml files except cache.ini Edit the cache.ini with a value 1 Starting the timer job

3) At last i ran the configuration wizard. I selected the option disconnect the server from server farm and revert back again. Selected the option as not to disconnect from server farm and ran the wizard successfully.

Then i rechecked by creating new web application. And i able to create it without any error.

Not sure which one among the above hit the line.But i was able to get rid of the problem without reconfiguring the farm.

Thank You >>>..



Upgrading a SharePoint instance to a different version will upgrade the content databases too. Normally if you connect a SharePoint database that has come from an older version of SharePoint, a job will run to upgrade the content database as it is added.

From the errors you have provided, I can only surmise that somehow the versions are out of sync.

You could try re-creating your content-test database.

Did this start occuring after installing a patch?


Did you by any means try to attach a content database from another SharePoint server? Just looking at the error message makes me wonder if you aren't trying to attach a content database of a SharePoint 2007 server that is a new version.

Are you trying to do this in a farm. In that case, are all your servers updated to the same version?

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