SharePoint – October Cumulative Update now available

As every 2 months, Microsoft has released the latest Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2007 and 2010. WSS 3.0: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2412268 MOSS 2007: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2412267 SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2394323 SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2394320 Download links WSS 3.0: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2412268 MOSS 2007: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2412267 SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2394323 SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2394320   An important detail: now, it is sufficient to install ONLY SharePoint Server package as it includes the Foundation package

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SharePoint – Block SharePoint installation

For those who want to block unwanted SharePoint installation within their Corporate Network, create a new software restriction policy using the following registry HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\   Another solution is to deploy, using GPO, the registry key with the following information: Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\ SharePoint\ Key type:DWORD Key name: DisableInstall Value: 00000001 (to block installation)   Don’t forget to document this security settings, and to manage…

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SharePoint – August Cumulative Update post installation issues (first conclusion)

As previously published, the August Cumulative Update generates some issues; one with existing user profile SA. The solution proposed is the following: Stop all user profile services from the Central Administraion User Profile Service User Profile Synchronization Service Delete the user profile SA from the Central Administration; don’t delete associated databases Launch the SQL Management Studio, connect to the SQL server which is hosting SharePoint databases and delete only the…

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SharePoint 2010 – August Cumulative Updates issues – update

To follow a previous post regarding issues after installing the August Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2010, here is a quick update. As I have open a support case, I received yesterday a confirmation (unfortunately), there are known issues with the August CU packages. Regarding the synchronization profile service application, Microsoft is aware that the services won’t start anymore after applying the package. Actually, the only solution is to delete the…

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SQL – Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 now available

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download. These packages may be used to upgrade any edition of SQL Server 2008. We remain committed to providing our customers with essential changes via Service packs. Service Pack 2 contains updates for SQL Server Utility, Data-Tier Application (DAC), as well as integration capability for Microsoft Reporting Services with the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Technologies. Service Pack 2 introduces…

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