April 2012 Cumulative Update – All Changes


Here is a single list of all of the changes that Microsoft has included in the April 2012 CU.  I had to prepare this list for work so figured I might as well share it and it might save people from having to click through all of those KB’s to put together the info

SharePoint Foundation

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You configure the Incoming Email feature in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You configure a web application to use Claims Based Authentication.
    • You create a site collection in the web application.
    • You create an email distribution group for an existing SharePoint group, and the distribution group is also created in Active Directory Users and Computers.
    • You add a user to the SharePoint group.
    • You view the distribution group in Active Directory Users and Computers.
      In this scenario, the user whom you just added is not displayed in the Active Directory Users and Computers distribution group.
  • You select the Enable Asynchronous Update check box and the Show Manual Refresh Button check box in the AJAX Options settings for a document library. Then, you edit the properties of a document in the document library, and you save the changes. In this situation, SharePoint Foundation 2010 prompts you to open the document.
  • You create a document library that contains a folder structure and some columns in a SharePoint site. Then, you save the site as a site template. In this situation, you cannot create a new site by using the site template.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a custom column to a document library in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
    • You upgrade Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You edit the properties of a document in the document library.
      In this scenario, you cannot save the changes to the custom column field in the document property.
  • Workflows that are included in a list template are not attached to new lists that are created from the template after Internet Information Services (IIS) is restarted.
  • When you try to sync certain lists from a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site to Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010, the sync operation fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Unable to parse SOAP response. XML Error: 0x-1072896684 ‘Duplicate attribute’.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a Links list in a SharePoint site.
    • You add some link items to the Links list.
    • You enable the <Summary view> for the list.
    • You enable the Group By feature for a column in the list.
      In this scenario, the first link item is missing in each group of links.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You enable the Versioning feature for a SharePoint site.
    • You use Microsoft Word to check in a document as a minor version.
      Note The document was formerly published as a major version in the SharePoint site.
    • Another user tries to check out the minor version of the document.
      In this scenario, the user is prompted that the document is locked.
  • Assume that you set a value for the NoCrawl property of a site column through the .xml code in a SharePoint site. When you save the site as a site template, an error occurs.
  • You cannot remove an existing entry from the People Picker control or add a new user entry to the People Picker control in a SharePoint site.
  • You cannot republish a content type through a hub site in which the Hidden attribute is set to TRUE.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You move a file from one document library to another document library in a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site collection.
    • A link on a webpage references the file in the site collection.
    • You perform an incremental deployment from the site collection to another site collection.
    • You click the link on the webpage that references the file in the site collection.
      In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
      HTTP 404 – File not found
  • When you use the Managed Metadata columns together with document sets in SharePoint Foundation 2010, you cannot perform a content deployment successfully. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    FatalError: Specified data type does not match the current data type of the property.
  • Client applications are not used to open a .pdf file from a document library.
  • Assume that you import a site collection to another site collection as a subsite. When you change a list permission in the subsite, you cannot visit the site collection. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    500 Internal Server Error
  • When you deploy a site collection that has several subsites, variation labels, and folders in a page library, you receive the following error message during the content database import process:

    FatalError: Attempted to use an object that has ceased to exist. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80030102 (STG_E_REVERTED))
    Debug: at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPGlobal.HandleComException(COMException comEx)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequest.GetRoleDefsDataAsSafeArray(String bstrUrl, UInt32 dwRolesScope, Guid& pguidScopeId, UInt32& pdwRowCount, Object& pvarDataSet)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinitionCollection.Init()
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinitionCollection.get_WebId()
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.RolesImport..ctor(ImportStreamingContext context, SPSite site, SPWeb web, XmlReader xr, Int32 iBatchSize)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SecurityObjectSerializer.SetObjectData(Object obj, SerializationInfo info, StreamingContext context, ISurrogateSelector selector)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.CallSetObjectData(Object obj, SerializationInfo objectData, ISerializationSurrogate surrogate, ISurrogateSelector selector)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.ParseObjectDirect(Object objParent, Type objectType)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.DeserializeObject(Type objectType, Boolean isChildObject, DeploymentObject envelope)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.XmlFormatter.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.ObjectSerializer.Deserialize(Stream serializationStream)
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPImport.DeserializeObjects()
    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.SPImport.Run()
  • Assume that you deploy a custom workflow that contains an UpdateAllTasks activity to a SharePoint site. In this situation, the workflow is canceled, and you receive the following error message:
    An error has occurred.
    Note This occurs because of a save conflict if a user edits a task at the same time that the workflow executes the UpdateAllTasks activity.
  • A list that has the Incoming Email feature enabled does not create a list item for an incoming email message. This issue occurs when the site collection that contains the list reaches the site quota limitation.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create an external content type in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You upload a document that is not an Office document to a document library.
    • You associate the document with the external content type.
    • You move the document to another document library.
      In this scenario, the document’s external content type data is not copied to the other document library.
  • Assume that you have the Full Control permission on a folder in a document library. When you check in multiple documents in the document library, you receive the following error message:
    Access Denied
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a category whose name contains Japanese characters in a SharePoint blog website.
    • You create some posts within the category that you created.
    • You click the category name to view the posts.
      In this scenario, the category name appears as a question mark (?) character.
  • Assume that the external data source is updated in an external database. When you use the refresh button to update a customer list that contains an external content type column, external data in list items that are stored in folders is not updated.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a root site, and then save the root site as a template in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You use the template to create a subsite, and you enable the following settings on the “Set up Groups for this Site” page:
      • Visitors to this Site: Create a new group
      • Members of this Site: Create a new group
      • Owners of this Site: Create a new group
    • You use the template to create a subsite under the subsite, and you set the sub-subsite to inherit permissions from the subsite.
      In this scenario, the associated groups for the sub-subsite are created incorrectly.
  • After you delete a website, or you delete a list, or a folder from the Recycle Bin in SharePoint Foundation 2010, the content database size is not reduced as much as expected. Additionally, list item views do not return results as quickly as expected.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You paste HTML markup into the comments field of a publishing page in a SharePoint site.
    • You change the page order by using the Site Navigation Settings page in the SharePoint site.
    • You perform a content deployment from this site to another site.
      In this scenario, the content deployment fails, and you receive the following error message:
      Cannot complete this action.
  • A lookup field that allows for multiple values does not have a horizontal scrollbar, and long text is truncated.
  • The External Content Type Picker cannot recognize a content type name if the content type name shares common character strings with another content type name.
  • Assume that you enable the output caching feature on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site. After you apply the hotfix package that is described in Knowledge Base (KB) article 2656351, the site is no longer output cached when an authenticated user visits the site.
    Note For more information about the hotfix package in KB article 2656351, click the following KB number:
    2656351  MS11-100: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: December 29, 2011
  • When an anonymous user visits a SharePoint site through an alternative access mapping URL, the user cannot receive search results from the site.
  • When you try to edit a Microsoft Word document in a SharePoint site through a web browser, you receive the following error message:
    Document cannot be opened for editing.
    Note This issue specifically occurs when multiple web applications are running in the same application pool.
  • You create a Gantt view for a custom list on a SharePoint site. Then, you run a workflow which is designed by using Microsoft SharePoint Designer on the list. When you open the Gantt view, an error occurs.
  • Changes on the Home.aspx page are not crawled through an incremental crawl in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Assume that you have a list that contains more than 8 status options in the status lookup column. When you create a workflow association on the list, the workflow association cannot be changed.
  • Hyperlinks on a Web Part page are broken after you import the page to another SharePoint site.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598304>

  • Assume that you add a lookup column to a form in SharePoint Foundation 2010, and then you relate the lookup column to a list that contains more than 20 items. In this situation, the drop-down list in the lookup column is displayed in the wrong position.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598273>

SharePoint Server

  • A workflow timer job stops running in SharePoint Server 2010 when a content workflow approval job and a configuration job for a timer job are running.
  • Assume that you have many peers or direct reports in your organization, and you log on to a SharePoint site and then view the Organization Browser web part for the first time. In this situation, webpages load slowly on the SharePoint site.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You enable Rating Settings on a survey list in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You respond to the survey, you rate your answer to a question in the survey, and then you submit the rating.
    • You answer the question again and then rate the new answer.
      In this scenario, the rating is not updated.
  • When you publish a major version of a webpage in SharePoint Server 2010, check-in comments for the minor version of the webpage are not persisted.
  • When you try to remove a group manager or contributor from a site collection by using the Term Store Management Tool, the process fails, and you receive the following error message:
    The specified user is not a group manager/contributor on this group. Deletion of this user as a group manager/contributor failed. Parameter name: principalName
  • When you move a webpage to a destination site in a site collection, and then you try to find the destination site by using a tree view of the site collection, the tree view loads slowly.
  • When you add Portuguese text to a SharePoint webpage, the Portuguese spelling checker does not use the new Portuguese orthographic rules to check for spelling errors.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a lookup column to a document library that has the document set content type enabled.
    • You add the lookup column to a document set and then configure the column as a shared column.
    • You upload a Microsoft Office 2010 document to the document set.
    • You select a value in the lookup column of the document set.
    • You view the properties of the document.
      In this scenario, the document does not inherit the value that you selected in the lookup column.
  • When you create a site collection that has a managed path, and the managed path starts with the same character sequence as your domain name, the Variations feature does not work in SharePoint Server 2010.
  • When you configure a SharePoint site navigation pane to use automatic sorting in descending order, the pages on the SharePoint site are displayed in descending order. However, the navigation pane does not display the correct pages.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You log on to a SharePoint Server 2010 site collection by using a user account that does not have the Full Control permission.
    • You upload some documents to a document library.
    • You configure an auditing policy for the document library.
    • You open a document in the document library.
      In this scenario, the audit report does not record the action in which you open the document.
  • Assume that you are prompted to select an image file by using an asset picker in SharePoint Server 2010. When you select a non-image file, you are not prompted that the file that you selected is invalid.
  • A user’s display name on a SharePoint Server 2010 site changes after several hours.
  • Assume that you add a content source to crawl Microsoft Exchange public folders in SharePoint Server 2010. When an email message that contains invalid XML characters is in a public folder, the content source does not crawl the email message.
  • An error occurs in a document library when you use Windows Internet Explorer to view a file whose file name contains nonbreaking spaces.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598140>

  • This hotfix adds the recent Spanish orthography changes to the spelling checker in SharePoint Server 2010.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598269>

  • When you upload and enable Microsoft Office Access template files to a SharePoint Server 2010 solution gallery, the solutions are displayed as “Untitled Feature” in the site collection features.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598327>

  • When you download a snapshot of a file that contains an embedded .bmp file, Excel Calculation Service crashes.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598141>

PerformancePoint

  • The numbers in a decomposition tree do not match what is displayed in the scorecard if you use the Year.FirstMonth:Month dimension in PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint Server 2010.

from <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598323>

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