A List of All Changes in the August 2012 Cumulative Update


The August 2012 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is out.  However, for some reason, the folks at Microsoft have not yet seen fit to release a single list that shows all of the changes contained in a Cumulative Update.  Instead, they issue two Knowledge Base articles that each in turn include a list of links to other knowledge base articles and sometimes those link to still other knowledge base articles.  Oh, and sometimes they include still more links to other knowledge base articles in the list of fixes!  All of this adds up to make answering the relatively obvious and simple question of “What has been fixed?” a great deal more time consuming than it should be.

Since I have to look at all of the changes anyway, I just went ahead and bundled them up into a single list so that people don’t have to try to follow all of the nested links.

SharePoint Foundation

2687355 – Oddly enough, this time Microsoft did include almost all of the Foundation updates in one place but I’m still listing them below for the sake of completeness (and to keep with that whole “single list of changes in one place” thing)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687339

  • Assume that you configure validation rules in the validation settings for a field in a survey list. When the values in the field do not satisfy the validation rules, you receive a “Lists data validation failed” error message. However, you should receive a custom error message that you configured in the validation settings.
  • Assume that you select a document that contains double-byte character set (DBCS) characters in a document library. When you click the Manage Copies button on the ribbon, you receive the following error message:

Unexpected error

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a wiki page library in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You enable the inline editing feature and the Group By feature in the view window of the wiki page library.
    • You expand the grouped category to view the page library.

In this scenario, all page view fields contain a red X.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a user account in a domain (domain A) to a SharePoint site in another domain (domain B).
    • You migrate the user account from domain A to domain B.
    • You disable the user account in domain B.
    • You use the People Picker control to search for the user account on the SharePoint site.

In this scenario, both the active user account and the disabled user account are displayed.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create two custom lists (custom list 1 and custom list 2) on a SharePoint site.
    • You create the same list item in custom list 1 and custom list 2.
    • You create a workflow that includes two “Update List Item” actions to update the list item in custom list 2.
    • You associate the workflow with custom list 1.
    • You start the workflow in custom list 1.

In this scenario, the following error message is logged in the Unified Logging Service (ULS) log:

  • Save Conflict. Your changes conflict with those made concurrently by another user. If you want your changes to be applied, click Back in your Web browser, refresh the page, and resubmit your changes.
  • When you save a site template in SharePoint Foundation, the item level permissions for list settings are lost.
  • When a subsite owner clicks a user name on the People.aspx page in the _layouts directory, the subsite owner is denied access to the UserDisp.aspx page.
  • The load balancer uses the SortedDictionary structure as the data structure unexpectedly in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • When you add a comment to a blog post on a SharePoint site and then delete the comment, the blog post is removed from the site.
  • When you change the approval status for a reply in a discussion thread, an email message is sent that displays the title of the discussion thread incorrectly in the subject and heading.
  • When a SharePoint webpage contains a calendar web part and a Gantt view, the forward and back arrows in the calendar web part do not work.
  • When a list that contains more than 10,000 list items is associated with a workflow, it takes longer than expected to add a list item to the list.
  • When you try to crawl a SharePoint site that contains a Gantt chart, you receive the following error message:

The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item.

  • When you edit the master page of a source site collection and then start a content deployment import job, the content deployment import job fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

FatalError: Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: fileUrl

Note: This issue occurs after you apply the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update that was released on April 24, 2012. For more information about this cumulative update, click the following article number:

2598321 Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): April 24, 2012

  • After you delete a SharePoint site that contains files that were edited many times, version histories of the files are not deleted from the database.
  • When you send an attachment in an MIME-formatted multipart email message, the attachment is not added to a document library.
  • Assume that you copy a document that has a multivalued lookup field from a document library to another document library. When you try to edit the lookup field in the copied version of the document, an error occurs.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a list that contains a lookup column that references the list.
    • You enable the content approval feature on the list.
    • You use the SPSiteDataQuery method to reference data from multiple lists. This includes the list that you created.

In this scenario, an error occurs.

  • When the versioning feature is enabled for a document library in SharePoint Foundation 2010, the Storage Metrics page displays the total size of the document incorrectly.
  • Assume that you add an event receiver to a content type on a SharePoint 2007 site and then upgrade the site to a SharePoint Foundation 2010 site. In this situation, you cannot delete the event receiver.
  • Assume that a SharePoint server is installed on a domain (domain A) that trusts another domain (domain B). Additionally, assume that domain A and domain B are in different subnets, and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is not deployed. In this situation, you cannot add a user who is in domain B to the People Picker control on a SharePoint site.
  • When the recycle bin contains a deleted website, you cannot query features that are designed for online use in SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Assume that a SharePoint server hosts some groups that belong to recycled sites, and you delete the recycled site. In this situation, the groups that are associated with the sites are deleted, and users in the groups lose permissions on other sites that use the groups.
  • After you install the Norwegian, Finnish or Swedish language pack on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 server, you cannot create a name for a new webpage that exceeds 120 characters.
  • When the SPUserCodeWebPartRemoteExecutionHelper.cs:ExecuteRequestInSandBox() exception occurs, no log entry is logged in the Unified Logging Service (ULS) log.
  • Consider the following scenario: (2687375)
    • A custom list has a custom lookup field that references another custom list that contains more than 20 items in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.
    • You add an item to the second list.
    • You set the value of the lookup field to “None.”
    • You try to save the list.

In this scenario, the list items are not saved, and you receive the following error message:
The list item could not be inserted or updated because invalid lookup values were found for the following field(s) in the list: [name].

SharePoint Server

2687353 – Includes all improvements in August 2010 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Foundation plus these below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687492

  • Assume that you install the French language pack on a SharePoint Server 2010 server. However, after you triage a workflow on a site, the notification email message that an approver receives includes incorrect French text.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687490

  • Assume that you insert a due date into an out-of-box “Approval – SharePoint 2010” workflow, a “Publishing Approval” workflow or a workflow that contains the “Start Approval Process” action in SharePoint Server 2010. You start the workflow, and a task notification email message is sent to an approver. However, the email message does not include the due date. Instead, it includes only the due time.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687391

  • Assume that a form template has a data connection to a SharePoint list that contains many items. Additionally, assume that rules that are based on the data connection are applied to the form template. In this situation, it takes longer than expected to query the data connection to the SharePoint list in SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You configure outgoing email for a SharePoint Server 2010 server.
    • You create a workflow for a list.
    • You assign the workflow to an approver by using an email address that the People Picker control cannot resolve.
    • You add an item to the list, the workflow starts, and then the approver receives an email message about a task in the workflow.

In this scenario, the task is not assigned to the approver.
Note The task in the workflow should be assigned automatically to an approver.

  • Assume that you create a SharePoint list, and then you convert the list to an InfoPath form. Additionally, assume that anonymous users have permission to submit and save items to the list, but anonymous users do not have permission to view items in the list. When an anonymous user tries to submit or save a new item to the list, the user receives the following error message:

Error when processing form

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687389

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a column that stores a document’s date created information to a document library in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You add an event receiver to the document library.
    • You upload a .docx file to the document library, and then you enter a date and time that is earlier than 1969 for the document’s date created information.
    • You save the file in the document library.

In this scenario, the date created information that is displayed is 1 minute earlier than the date and time that you entered.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687349

  • Visio Graphics Service default maximum web drawing size limit was 5MB. Therefore, SharePoint Server 2010 that uses the default setting, could not display a Visio Web drawing (.vdw file) that is larger than 5 MB. This update increases the default size limitation of Visio Web drawings to 25MB in Visio Services.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687348

  • When you try to deploy a PerformancePoint dashboard to SharePoint Server 2010, you receive the following error message:

Cannot deploy dashboard – The request uses too many resources.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687344

  • Anonymous users can download cached files unexpectedly from a web application that has disk-based caching enabled in SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You enable ratings on a list in SharePoint Server 2010.
    • You create a custom view for the list that has the Group By filter enabled.
    • You upload some documents and rate them in the custom view.

In this scenario, null values are displayed in the titles of activity feeds.

  • When an anonymous user tries to access a document set on a SharePoint site, they receive the following error message:

401 unauthorized

  • The DocSetVersions.aspx page that shows the version history of a document set displays an incorrect date value when the document set is associated with a “Date” field.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add French as a working language in Manage Metadata Service.
    • You create a term that is both in English and in French in a term set.
    • You create a “My Site” site in French.
    • You try to add a term to the Ask me about field of a user profile.

In this scenario, the term is displayed in English instead of French.

  • When you add a lookup field to a document set and set an empty value for the field, you cannot capture version history in the document set.
  • Assume that you configure metadata navigation for a custom list on a non-English site. Then, you add a key filter to the list. In this situation, the key filter does not work correctly.
  • Assume that you install multiple language packs on a SharePoint Server 2010 server. When you update a term that has many characters in a term store, the Taxonomy Update Scheduler timer job does not propagate these changes to the site collections. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Invalid text value. A text field contains invalid data. Please check the value and try.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a rating column to a content type.
    • You use the content type to create a document library.
    • You edit and submit the Library Settings page.

In this scenario, the rating column is removed from the content type.

  • Assume that you add a Colleagues Web Part to the My Site page. After you add a colleague that has an apostrophe character in their email address, a JavaScript error occurs when you load the My Site page.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a new navigation node to the current navigation on a publishing site.
    • You add a custom property to the navigation node.
    • You view the Navigation Settings page.

In this scenario, the custom property disappears.

  • Assume that you add an external data source by using Microsoft Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint Server 2010. When you apply a site refiner on the Search Results page, the name of the data source appears two times.
  • Assume that you set the date format to a non-US date format on a site. When you click Compliance Details on the drop-down list of a document library, Compliance Details dialog box displays record data in US date format unexpectedly.
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Posted on September 6, 2012, in SharePoint and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post!

    It is the little changes that will make the most important changes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

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