Archive for August, 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix, KB2281364

August 31, 2010

Search Server 2010 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp), KB983319

August 30, 2010
  • Search Server 2010 hotfix package (Word-x-none.msp), KB983319
    Search Server patch
    This are the issues that:

    • When you perform a search on a site that is running Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you receive the following error message:

Internal server error exception

This problem occurs when you view the SharePoint site by using a browser that does not have the default language specified.

    • You change the preferred name of a user in the user profile on a site that is running SharePoint Server 2010. Then, when you search for the user by using the preferred name, no result is returned.

SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (osrchmui-ja-jp.msp, osrchmui-ko-kr.msp, osrchmui-zh-cn.msp, osrchmui-zh-tw.msp), KB2182938

August 27, 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (osrchmui-ja-jp.msp, osrchmui-ko-kr.msp, osrchmui-zh-cn.msp, osrchmui-zh-tw.msp), KB2182938
    (Japanese, Chinese and Korean SharePoint Server patch only)
    This are the issues that:

    • When you run a search for the compressed files (.zip) in the East Asian versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you receive incorrect results. This problem occurs because zip is translated as postal code incorrectly in the search interface of the East Asian versions of SharePoint Server 2010.

SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Filterpack-x-none.msp), KB2124512

August 25, 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Filterpack-x-none.msp), KB2124512
    Patch for SharePoint Server search filters
    This are the issues that:

    • You crawl a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 document that contains double-byte character set (DBCS) characters, such as phonetic data, in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. In this situation, several unspecified strings are not indexed. Therefore, you cannot search these strings.
    • You have an Office Excel 2003 document. The header or the footer contains DBCS characters. When you crawl the document in SharePoint Server 2010, the strings in the header, the footer, and certain numeric values are not indexed.

SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Osrchwfe-x-none.msp, Pplwfe-x-none.msp, Spswfe-x-none.msp), KB983497

August 23, 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Osrchwfe-x-none.msp, Pplwfe-x-none.msp, Spswfe-x-none.msp), KB983497
    Patch for SharePoint Server
    This are the issues that:

    • After you move a site to a new content database, the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 sync does not work on that site.
    • If you change your information, a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 site still displays your old information after you log on to that site.
    • The Welcome Name field is not synced with a user profile as expected if the user obtains access to a site through an Active Directory group. This issue occurs even if the administrator uses the synchronization job to sync profile details for inactive site users.
    • If a user profile synchronization service uses a named SQL instance, the service no longer starts after you provision the service. For example, this issue ocurrs when you stop the service.
    • You cannot obtain most activity properties from the ActivityManager object without obtaining the LinkList property first.
    • When you add a Windows user to SharePoint Server 2010, the user’s properties are not populated from Active Directory. Additionally, the user name is the logon name.
    • When a SharePoint Server 2010 farm administrator runs the User Profile Change Cleanup job, the performance of the SQL server that hosts the profile database is poor.
    • Profile import is slow when a group is deleted. Additionally, the deletion can take hours in some cases. If the group deletion is completed in a transaction, many other database requests are also blocked.
    • If all members are removed from a group but the group itself is not deleted, the memberships are not removed.
    • When you create a Business Data Catalog (BDC) sync connection, you receive the following error message:

An error has occurred while accessing the SQL Server database or the SharePoint Server Search service. If this is the first time you have seen this message, try again later. If this problem persists, contact your administrator.

    • When you run a BDC import, the import data file is created by running queries on the SharePoint Server 2010 profile store and the BDC back-end store. If an error or exception occurs, all the data is lost.
    • If a customer’s Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server does not respond within 30 seconds, there is no way for the administrator to create a profile import connection.
    • If there are more than 1,000 tag events or rating events during a gatherer run, only the first 1,000 events are processed.
    • You clear an activity that you follow in your edit profile screen. However, this action cannot be undone.
    • The “people search” result relevance is poor for organization type queries.
    • If there are more than 1,000 events during a gatherer run and these events do not fall under certain criteria, only the first 1,000 events are processed correctly. Duplicate events may be generated for the rest of the events.
    • When a taxonomy service has a large change log, an offline term store that has never been online cannot recover itself online.
    • 2201116  ( ) A deadlock occurs in SQL Server when you import many users and groups in Office SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (STS-x-none.msp), KB2028568

August 19, 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (STS-x-none.msp), KB2028568
    Patch for SharePoint Foundation
    This are the issues that:

    • Consider the following scenario:
      • You define a big sandboxed solution that contains some list templates.
      • You define a web template that uses the list templates.
      • You enable this sandboxed solution and create a webpage by using the web template.

In this scenario, memory of the size of the sandboxed solution is leaked for each list that is created. Therefore, the W3wp.exe process very quickly stops responding.

    • On a computer that has in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 installed, the memory usage increases together with the caching of certain objects linearly.
    • After you upgrade a content database, the search engine crawls everything in that web application again.
    • When you click Check Permissions for a security group, you receive the following error message if the Claims authentication is configured:

System.InvalidOperationException: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object. at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPUserToken.GetClaimsUserLoginName()

    • Consider the following scenario:
      • You set SPField to Hidden at the content type level.
      • You move an item between folders in the same list. This item is associated with a content type.

In this scenario, the associated SPField properties are imported at the list level instead of the content type level during the Content Migration API (also known as PRIME) import phase.

    • The variation system does not remove the web part from target sites when the last web part is removed from the source page.
    • An incremental content deployment fails if websites are moved to a new location and if the earlier parent site is deleted.
    • An incorrect order of the data in the proc_DeplGetListItemVersionsFields stored procedure causes data loss for versions such as list item versions during export, import, or content deployment.
    • When you rename a folder in the MSW website that has many backlinks, downtime occurs for the MSW website.
    • The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server administrators notice that the worker processes fail after a user performs an authoring operation. Additionally, the in-process requests are lost, and the integrity of the worker processes is potentially compromised for all the users of that web application.
    • You cannot connect to a site through the Outlook Social Connector or another Windows-based client if the website uses the Windows-based Claims authentication.
    • The user name that is visible and the internal unique identifier do not match if you use a SharePoint Foundation 2010-based Claims authentication. For example, LiveID deployments must use a user principal name (UPN) for the logon name and use a Unique ID (PUID) as the unique identifier for some Personally Identifiable Information (PII) reasons.
    • A folder content type loses a column in a website that is created from a customized website template.
    • If a list item or a document library item has both approved and draft versions, the search crawl query cannot find the item. Therefore, the query builder cannot return the item. For example, a document has an approved checked-in version. However, the document cannot be searched if the document is checked out or if the document is pending approval.

StoragePoint BLOBulator

August 17, 2010

The StoragePoint BLOBulator will estimate the size of your SharePoint content database(s) as if you were using StoragePoint. The tool will not provide a 100% accurate result, but you will find that the estimates are within 1-2% or actuals.

The BLOBulator will also scan your SharePoint Farm to determine how many StoragePoint licenses you would need.

NOTE: The BLOBulator does not collect or transmit any information about your environment. It can not harm your environment in any way.

The BLOBulator will only run on a server where WSS or MOSS has been installed and the server is a single server deployment or has joined a farm.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0

August 15, 2010

The Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit contains the following tools to help manage SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010:

  • Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) manifests, which add roles for SharePoint 2010 Products to Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 or to Windows Server 2008 R2.SCW is an attack surface reduction tool introduced with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. SCW uses a roles-based metaphor to solicit the functionality required for a server and disables the functionality that is not required. By automating this security best practice, SCW helps to create Windows environments that are less susceptible, on the whole, to security vulnerabilities that have been exploited. For more information about SCW in Windows Server 2008, see Security Configuration Wizard (
  • Load Testing Toolkit (LTK), which generates a Visual Studio Team System 2008 (VSTS) load test based on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 IIS logs. The VSTS load test can be used to generate synthetic load against SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 as part of a capacity planning exercise or a pre-upgrade stress test.To install the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), see Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite ( To install Service Pack 1, see Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (
  • User Profile Replication Engine 2010 (UPRE2010), which provides a shared services administrator the ability to replicate user profiles and social data between shared services providers (SSP) in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and User Profile service applications in SharePoint Server 2010. This Windows PowerShell-based tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector for SharePoint Server 2010The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector for SharePoint Server 2010 enables SharePoint users to interact with content stored in any repository that has implemented the CMIS standard, as well as making SharePoint 2010 content available to any application that has implemented the CMIS standard.The CMIS connector for SharePoint Server 2010 includes two features:
    • The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Consumer Web Part, which can be added to any SharePoint page. This Web Part displays and lets users interact with the contents of any CMIS repository.
    • The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Producer, which allows applications to interact with SharePoint lists and document libraries programmatically by means of the interfaces defined in the CMIS standard.

    For more information about the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard, see OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC (

    This tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.


Update Rollup 12 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

August 9, 2010

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering (SE) team released Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 12 on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

The links below will take you to the necessary information about Update Rollup 12.

General Details about Update Rollup 12

Update Rollup 12 is cumulative. However, the Update Rollup 12 CRM Client and Data Migration Client packages require Update Rollup 7 to be installed. For all other CRM components you do not need to install any previous Update Rollups prior to Update Rollup 12

The Update Rollup 12 download contains updates for the 40 supported Language Packs. Prior to installing the Update Rollup 12 Language pack you must install the original Language pack. If you have Language Packs installed, you should:

1. Download the Update Rollup 12 Language Pack

2. Install the Update Rollup 12 Language Pack

3. De-provision the Language Pack

4. Re-provision the Language Pack

Information about how to avoid reboots when installing the CRM Outlook Client can be found in the Update Rollup 4 blog posting.  

The Update Rollup 12 Client can be deployed before the server is upgraded to Update Rollup 12.

Steps to make the Update Rollup 12 Client available via AutoUpdate can be found in the Update Rollup 4 blog posting. The Link and Patch IDs can be found in KB article 981328.

Each update rollup could have fixes that require manual configuration. Please see the “Hotfixes and updates that you have to enable or configure manually” section in KB 2028381.

Rule Deployment Wizard support for Exchange 2010


The Update Rollup 12 rule deployment wizard includes updates to support Exchange 2010.

How to get support for Update Rollup 12

To get support please contact Microsoft Product Support. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;%5bLN%5d;CNTACTMS

Note: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 – Upgrading Parent and Child Farms

August 6, 2010

You can choose one of two approaches to upgrade farms that share services. The recommended approach is to upgrade a duplicate of the parent farm (the farm that hosts the shared services) first and then upgrade the child farms. If you need additional time to complete the upgrade of all farms, you can instead create a temporary parent farm to upgrade the child farms (the farms that consume shared services) until the original parent farm can be fully upgraded. Both approaches require you to create an additional parent farm: In the first case, this parent farm is a duplicate of the original farm that you immediately upgrade; in the second case, this parent farm is a new parent farm built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.