Critical Information about the SharePoint Server 2010 October Cumulative Update

Microsoft has recommended that Project Server users not load the current October Cumulative update due to an issue discovered with the SharePoint Cumulative update that is a part of the overall update.

Please see the posting on the SharePoint blog regarding an issue recently discovered with the October CU for SharePoint Server 2010 that also affects Project Server 2010 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/11/05/critical-information-about-the-sharepoint-server-2010-october-cumulative-update.aspx

  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/11/06/details-and-workaround.aspx.

Packages Impacted

The Cumulative Update packages affected are the Server Packages for SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server and Project Server 2010, specifically;

  • SharePoint Server Package 2394320
  • Project Server Package 2394322

The downloads for both of these packages have been removed from our servers. 

If you have already downloaded them you SHOULD NOT install them.  They will be republished.

Issue Details

The October Cumulative Update for the packages listed above makes some changes and updates to the user profile database.  Unfortunately there are certain situations where this update does not complete as expected and leaves the update in an inconsistent state.  This causes issues with several SharePoint features that use the User Profile Application such as MySites, People and Expertise Search & Ratings.

For details of the workaround please see the SharePoint blog above.

This issue affects the SharePoint features that use the User Profile Application