WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 error

I tried installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 update on my Test farm last night and while running the Configuration Wizard, I encountered this error:

Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies.
Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies.
Further information regarding this failure can be found at
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS\Upgrade.log.
An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown.
Additional exception information:
Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies.
Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException:
Exception of type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException’ was thrown.

Well, the first step in resolving this type of issue is to read the error message carefully. 🙂 It’s a fairly generic error, but in the message body, it’s referencing the Upgrade.log file for more info; so I opened that file, and found the following:

[SPManager] [ERROR] [5/17/2009 9:43:26 PM]:
Access to the path **********\web.config’ is denied.
[SPManager] [ERROR] [5/17/2009 9:43:26 PM]:
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

Next step, located the web.config file, checked the properties, and bingo! – web.config file attribute was set to Read-only!
This must’ve happened last time the file was deployed.

Uncheck the Read-only checkbox, click OK, rerun the Configuration Wizard, and everything worked beautifully…

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