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SharePoint and fun with SP1

May 1, 2012 3 comments

Recently I was asked to take a look at a SharePoint 2010 system that was having a few problems. Looking at the patching status it was still running SPS2010 RTM, so the 1st job was to at least get SP1 installed, then the latest CUs on top, and so the fun started…

I downloaded the appropriate service packs, and kicked off the foundation SP1 install and got the following.



The error appeared straight away, no upgrade log was written, nothing in the ULS logs and nothing in the Windows logs.

I used /? switch on the end on the Service Pack file to get the usage options.


sharepointfoundation2010sp1-kb2460058-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /?



Next I used the log option to have a look at the output of the Service Pack install

C:\patches>sharepointfoundation2010sp1-kb2460058-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /log:c:\


There is quite a lot of information written to the log file, but nothing that pointed to the reason of the failure, next was to extract the patch and see which patch file was causing a problem.

C:\patches>sharepointfoundation2010sp1-kb2460058-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract

the c:\patches\sp folder now contains the extracted patch files and the EULA text file


Running the patch wsssp1-x-none.msp was giving the following error.



So the Service Pack wouldn’t install because one of the patches inside it didn’t realise that SharePoint was installed, interesting as the error I would have expected to if SharePoint wasn’t installed would have been this one…


I tried running the Config Wizard, but that didn’t help either, after checking with one of colleagues who knows all about packaging software he thought that the failing msp was probably looking for a specific registry key or value.

So I decided to try running a repair from Control Panel, to reset all the original Server settings while not effecting the content or configuration databases (this process ran for quite a long while)





Then I re-ran the Config Wizard, (which now asked about removing the server from the farm).

Finally, after all this the Service Pack would finally install.

Another day done in the world of SharePoint.


#SP2010 and #PS2010 versions and the associated KB articles #SharePoint #ProjectServer #in

Following on from my colleagues post on finding the SharePoint Build Version via PowerShell (Link), I would just like to draw your attention to a list of SharePoint / Project Server versions that I maintain.

Links to the KB articles are also available along with the build version and the Cumulative Update / Service Pack that they are associated with.

How to access:

In the top menu of the site:





I know that other people maintain similar lists, this is just my way of keeping on top of the versions for SharePoint and in particular Project Server.

Hopefully this is useful for others also.


Office 2010 / #MSProject 2010 SP1 + June 2011 Cumulative Update links #ProjectServer #SharePoint #SP2010 #PS2010

August 8, 2011 Leave a comment

As ever, now that my server environment is starting to stabilise after installing SP1 + June 2011 CU (Security Validation issues aside of course), we are now looking at updating the clients to reflect the update.

This is especially important in a Project Server / Microsoft Project 2010 environment.

As a result, here are some useful links that took me a while to dig out for the Office / Project 2010 client updates:

Project 2010

Project 2010 Service Pack 1 x86:

Project 2010 Service Pack 1 x64:

Project 2010 – June Cumulative Update 2011 x86 & x64:

NB: only update binary available for Project 2010 in the June 2011 CU

Office 2010

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 x86:

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 x64:

Office 2010 – June Cumulative Update 2011 x86 & x64:
NB: no single update binary available, update client applications as required.

Other Useful Links:

On my travels I also found this other link which lists all the updates for the SharePoint and Office Systems:

Microsoft Project Server 2010–Service Pack 1 released #in #SP2010 #SharePoint #MSProject #ProjectServer

And here is the SharePoint and Project Server 2010 Download and Detail Links.



FireFox compatibility for Tasks and Timesheet entry – woo hoo!

I have a client desperate for this, so shall be testing tomorrow.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010–Service Pack 1 released #in #SP2010 #SharePoint


Details Here (Live soon I expect):

Download Here:

Happy downloading.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 released #in #SharePoint #SP2010 #MSProject #MSOffice #ProjectServer #PS2010

Quite a day for Microsoft today.  Office 365 has been released!!! (This blog may be moving to Office 365 soon – you can see a preview here:

It is expected that the SharePoint and Project Server 2010 updates will be released in a matter of minutes / hours.

And of course the Microsoft Office 2010 client suite service pack has just been released!

Download Links:



I will post again with SharePoint 2010 / Project Server 2010 Service Pack details as soon as possible.

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