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Max Melcher

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I installed a new SharePoint demo and developing environment on my notebook and started with the slip-streamed installation of SharePoint with SP1 included.

After configuring everything I tried to upload some Pictures to the UserProfiles I created in my Active Directory (synchronization did work!!!) but I got faced with this nice error:

I really love the User Profile Service

I did some research and found out that the SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update December 2012 should fix some problems of the User Profile Service (still wondering why this could pass the quality control…).

It works!

So after 3 times downloading the 1.1gb uber-patch (it includes the SharePoint Foundation updates and the languages packs) I started the updated and … waited. I really dont know how long it took to update, after 30 Minutes of no progress I decided to go to bed - this morning I saw the update was successfully installed. After that I rebooted.

Remember: After the update you have to run

or the SharePoint Configuration Wizard to update the Content-DBs and get every other bit updated.


Read the KB first. Only download and install the CU after carefully testing it on a TEST system:

KB: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2597014

Download: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2597014&kbln=en-us 

Any other experiences with this CU?

Please feel free to share it in the comments, would love it!

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