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Release Notes for Cisco BBSM 5.1 Microsoft MSDE 2000 SP3—MSFix4 and MSFix5
These release notes describe the necessary steps to install Microsoft MSDE SP3 for Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager (BBSM) 5.1. The installation of MSDE SP3 requires two patches, MSFix4.exe and MSFix5.exe.
MSFix4.exe (Patch 1072) installs Windows Installer v2.0, which is necessary for the installation of MSDE SP3. MSFix5.exe (Patch 1070) installs MSDE SP3, which includes Microsoft security updates, memory leak fixes, and protects the BBSM 5.1 server against the Slammer worm.
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BBSM service packs and patches can be installed locally onto BBSM servers with Internet access. You can also install BBSM service packs and patches onto multiple BBSM servers from another computer in a remote location. During the installation, you must first install MSFix4.exe (Patch 1072) before you install MSFix5.exe (Patch 1070).
Caution Before you begin this installation, make sure that MSFix-1.exe, MSFix2.exe, and MSFix3.exe are installed on the BBSM 5.1 server. Otherwise, the patch installation will fail, and the security of your server can be compromised.
We recommend terminating all client sessions during BBSM service pack and patch upgrades and installations.
Follow these steps to install MSFix4.exe and then MSFix5.exe onto your BBSM 5.1 server:
Step 1 Using the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, go to the Cisco BBSM 5.1 Software Download website:
Note Because of some known issues and incompatibilities with Netscape Navigator, you must use the IE browser when using WEBpatch.
Step 2 Download MSFix4.exe and MSFix5.exe to a temporary location on your computer.
•For a local BBSM installation, go to Step 6.
•For a remote BBSM installation, continue with Step 3.
Note If you are using the Windows 2000 (SP2 or later) or Windows XP operating systems to install the patch remotely, the WEBpatch web pages load very slowly. To prevent this, uncheck the Client for Microsoft Networks check box in the NIC Properties window on your remote computer.
Step 3 In the IE browser Address field, type http://<ext_NIC_addr>:9488/www, where <ext_NIC_addr> is the external NIC address of the remote BBSM server.
For example, type http://10.10.1.2:9488/www, and press Enter. The Enter Network Password window appears. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1 Enter Network Password Window
Step 4 Enter your username and password.
Note You must have administrator privileges to log on. Do not enter any information in the Domain field.
Step 5 Click OK. The remote BBSM Dashboard appears.
Step 6 If the Java 2 Plug-in version 1.3.1_03 is not already installed on the machine that you are using to install these patches, go to the Java website at http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/1.3.1_03/jre/, download the Java Plug-in, and then install it.
Step 7 From the Dashboard, use the WEBpatch utility to first install MSFix4.exe (Patch 1072). This patch takes several minutes to install. After the installation, the BBSM server automatically reboots.
Note For instructions on transferring and installing BBSM patches, refer to the Cisco BBSM 5.1 Software Configuration Guide.
Step 8 From the WEBpatch - Patch Log web page, view the logs for Patch 1072. If the InstallPatch successful for and Reboot successful logs appear, the patch is successfully installed. (See Figure 2.)
Figure 2 WEBpatch - Patch Log Web Page (Patch 1072)
Step 9 From the Dashboard, use the WEBpatch utility to install MSFix5.exe. This patch takes approximately five to ten minutes to install. After the installation, the BBSM server automatically reboots.
Note After you install MSFix5.exe, you might see an error message indicating that the web page cannot be displayed. If this message appears, ignore it, and wait for the server to reboot.
Verifying that Patch 1070 is Installed
Because MSFix5.exe (Patch 1070) shuts down SQL services and WEBpatch cannot update the database, you cannot determine if this patch has been successfully installed by looking at the BBSM WEBpatch - Patch Log web page.
Use this procedure to verify that Patch 1070 is installed on the BBSM server:
Step 1 Choose Start > Run. The Run window appears.
Step 2 In the Open field, type cmd, and click OK. The Command prompt appears.
Step 3 Type osql -E, and press Enter.
Step 4 Type select @@version, and press Enter.
Step 5 Type go, and press Enter.
Step 6 Verify that the version number is 8.00.760.
Note If you have a different version number, Patch 1070 was not correctly installed. Contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center.
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The following documents provide information about BBSM:
•Cisco BBSM 5.1 Software Configuration Guide (available on Cisco.com)
•Release Notes for the Cisco BBSM 5.1 (available on Cisco.com)
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