The Cumulative Update August 2012 for FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010 is out for a while now – seems like nobody has tried this one yet. Or quality control has happened…
Updating FAST Search
When you install a service pack or a cumulative update for FAST you have to run the setup and then you have to start a FAST powershell and start “psconfig –action p” – otherwise your search won’t work because SAM Worker process is dead.
Cumulative Update August 2012
So what happens when you install the update? The installation went fine – I rebooted my server and then, as usually, I started the powershell to start the patch command! BAM!
At least the fix for this problem is quite simple – and the powershell error is really helpful this time.
Open the file “\installer\scripts\include\commontasks.ps1” and go to line 169. Replace $script:$HOST_CONFIG_HOST_NAME with $script:HOST_CONFIG_HOST_NAME. Save the file and then start the patch again with “psconfig –action p” in the installer\scripts folder. After patching check with nctrl status if the SAM Worker is alive again.