Monday, June 1, 2009

SharePoint Service Pack 2 Issue

It's been a while since my last post, just taking a bit of a decompression break, but I recently saw this little blurb from Microsoft and decided this would be a good entree back into the Blogoweb.

And for those who don't feel like clicking, this should make you tremble if you are an early adopter:
During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated. This means SharePoint will expire as though it was a trial installation 180 days after SP2 is deployed.

Um, WHAT? Now I know most people wait out the installs of anything from Microsoft for this very reason. Luckily the product has not been available for more than 180 days from when this was announced, but wow, what a mess.

The fix is fairly simple, just re-enter in your product key through Central Admin as described in this KB article:

There is now an automated fix that can be installed if you click the KB link above.

So much for QA.....

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