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SharePoint Service Pack 2 known, found and experienced problems

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Installing a new service pack onto a server product is not just firing up the installer and hit next->next->finish. You should carefully read through the documentation and test it thoroughly. Service Pack 2 for SharePoint has been long awaited and I’ve seen people the last 24 hours installing it like madness just wanting to get their hands on the new features/updates. I did also install it just minutes after it was released (on my dev machine that is being reinstalled any hour now, when Windows 7 RC is out). 

Andrew Connell said it well in a tweet just recently: “I’s watching everyone else install #sharepoint SP2 to see if there are issues (ala IU's AAM fiasco)... thanks in advance guys :)”

Twitter is one nice source of real-time update on what is happening right now on just about everything, especially when it comes to #SharePoint. I’ve collected some of the known, found and discovered problems with Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Have you experienced any other troubles, I’ll gladly update the list!

If you’re anxious to install it, here is a great guide by Shane Young.

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  • Tobias Zimmergren said

    I've installed SP2 on one WSS installation and SP2 on one MOSS 2007 installation without any problems. However, these are not in production, they're dev-machines which may not represent a real-world scenario. Good post pointing out the pitfalls and drawbacks. Keep it updated, I'll shoot some links your way. Z

  • Henrik Jacobsson said

    Hi I have just finished upgrading a MOSS environment running on Windows 2008 64 bit.We have Kerberos configured and I had trouble with getting the Configuration wizard to finish successfully.It failed on step 8 and the logs had Error with Access Denied as reason. The reason was that Default impersonation level was set to Delegate. this is correct for Windows 2003 but in Windows 2008 it should be set to identify. This was recently changed in the technet article describing how to konfigure Kerberos for Excel Services (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953130)

  • Maik van der gaag said

    Hi everyone at the moment we are experiencing some strange things in a VPC where we applied Service Pack 2: For a BDC connection we have some “Metadata property mappings” if we search on those property with Service Pack 2 applied it does not return any results. If we use a VPC with SP1 applied and use the same search we do get results. Has any one else experienced this?

  • Bob Wicklund said

    Installed MOSS SP2 in dev and test environments with no issues on server bits, however, Language Pack SP2, (WSS & Server), both say when “The update is already installed on the system”

  • Maik van der Gaag said

    We have seamed to solve the problem for a little bit. The problems seems to came from this error: http://adam/ssp/admin/content Error in the Site Data Web Service. This error is in the crawl log and we would like to resolve this error. There were not any sufficient messages in the crawl log do you got a idea?

  • Maik van der Gaag said

    We have seamed to solve the problem for a little bit. The problems seems to came from this error: http://adam/ssp/admin/content Error in the Site Data Web Service. This error is in the crawl log and we would like to resolve this error. There were not any sufficient messages in the crawl log do you got a idea?

  • Wictor said

    Maik, try to raise the verbosity of the logging and also check Windows event log for any security problems. Take a look at this problem: http://home.kbworks.nl/blog/archive/2009/04/29/failure-during-update-sharepoint-sp2.aspx, where you have to reenter the credentials for the search service. Keep us informed!

  • Trackback said

    I'm going to start posting weekly a round up of any SharePoint Development posts that caught my eye out there in the community. So here goes: UpdateListItems vs ProcessBatchData to create Folders by Robin Meure

  • Trackback said

    I'm going to start posting weekly a round up of any SharePoint Development posts that caught my eye out there in the community. So here goes: UpdateListItems vs ProcessBatchData to create Folders by Robin Meure

  • Trackback said

    I'm going to start posting weekly a round up of any SharePoint Development posts that caught my eye out there in the community. So here goes: UpdateListItems vs ProcessBatchData to create Folders by Robin Meure

  • Trackback said

    I'm going to start posting weekly a round up of any SharePoint Development posts that caught my eye out there in the community. So here goes: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 news from TechEd US 2009 by Lars Fastrup

  • fed up said

    I have "The update is already installed on the system" when trying to update both language packs sp2. I wonder if some day microsoft will wake up and make our life easier with this sh...

  • Praveen said

    SP2 Update is released and ready for download. You can check the article here. http://praveenbattula.blogspot.com/2009/06/microsoft-sharepoint-server-2007.html

  • Jim said

    Did you face any issues with the OOB Advanced search web-part after installing SP2. In my case Contains" and "Does not contain" drop down list items in property restrictions area just vanishes!!!

  • Magnus said

    It seems that SP2 breaks the search within picture libraries for anonymous users. A client of ours have this problem on their public website where users cannot find anything their media bank. Does someone know if there is an available fix for this?

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About Wictor...

Wictor Wilén is the Nordic Digital Workplace Lead working at Avanade. Wictor has achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) - SharePoint  and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) - SharePoint 2010 certifications. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for seven consecutive years.

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