Whoopsie! Service Pack 2 has a 180 day timebomb…

Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. It looks like SharePoint’s latest service pack has a 180 day timebomb in it. There’s a patch coming, and the workaround is pretty easy – you just enter your key again.

I feel sorry for the SharePoint dev team – they do such a good job, but people often remember the things that do not go so well… Hopefully this one will be quickly fixed and just as quickly forgotten… At least it does not affect people immediately.

More details can be found here – http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/21/attention-important-information-on-service-pack-2.aspx

UPDATE: There’s a hotfix available to fix it now. check it out here – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;971620


About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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