Archive for July, 2010

Fix for WordPress 3.0 Upgrade Hanging/Looping

Tech Supporton July 12th, 20104 Comments

We recently upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and everything seemed to have gone very smoothly with the process.  After upgrading all the files, we ran the upgrade script,  This confirmed that our database had been updated and clicking Continue took us to our home page.

There was only one problem – when we tried to go to the WordPress admin, we continued to get the upgrade script page asking us to upgrade.  Clicking this button sent us into a loop. We kept getting this message:

No Upgrade Required

Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!

It was hanging there and not letting us into our admin section.

After much troubleshooting, it turns out the problem was not with our WordPress install at all, but rather with PHP-FPM caching. We restarted the php-fpm process (/etc/init.d/php-fpm restart) and everything started working perfectly. We also restarted the web server for good measure.

Fix Problems Installing Microsoft Updates KB979906 and KB979909

Tech Supporton July 12th, 20106 Comments

Are you having problems installing Microsoft updates KB979906 and KB979909?  If you’re getting this error message:

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Security Update for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (KB979906).
Luckily, the fix is easy. The problem turns out to be an issue with VBScript, not the patch itself.  If you go to the CMD prompt and run:
regsvr32 scrrun.dll
This will re-register the DLL and now, when you go back to install the patch, it will work perfectly.
Hope that helps…