I was recently asked by one of our Premier Field Engineers in Charlotte, NC about the versioning information displayed in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration after installing recent Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 security updates and decided it would be beneficial to expand the audience for others seeking an answer to this question.
In relation to the October patches for MOSS/WSS – should the database version show up correctly in CA? or is it expected that it would should up like this:
In CA – Operations -> Servers in Farm
All FE’s and App’s show up as 220.127.116.1139
But the cluster running the WSS Database shows 18.104.22.16818?
I checked a content DB and the versions table shows 22.214.171.12439…
Although WSS shows as build 126.96.36.19940 you will see it display 188.8.131.5239 in Site Settings since the EULA changed in 6040 which did not make any binary changes from 184.108.40.20639 to 220.127.116.1140. Your Windows SharePoint Services Database in the Central Administration user interface will reflect the RTM build version 18.104.22.16818 since a binary change does not occur on the backend.