WSS 3: "Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040E14"

Time to kick-start the old blog again – it’s been a crazy couple of months, hence the lack of posts.
I had just configured a cruise control / msbuild build server to compile and install SharePoint code (on this box). Overnight however, windows update ran. The following error then started appearing in my build log (note that SharePoint sites and the site collection were created programmatically).

Starting Installation.....
01/11/2007 05:03:15: Creating Site Collection
01/11/2007 05:03:38: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040E14

It turns out that this is because the content databases where not upgraded correctly. There is a knowledge base article at, however the suggested stsadm command did not work; I needed to alter it to the following:

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