*** <Update 2010-11-18> ***
The Server-Packages that fix the regression discovered in the October CU will be now available!**** Update: the regression is Fixed and packages are republished now **** (http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=957)
If you have applied the regressed Oct CU Server-Package(s), you’ll only need to apply this new replacement package(s) and everything will be functioning as normal.
If you have not applied the regressed Oct CU Server-Package(s), or installed it after the fixed packages released, you need only put on the new replacement Server-Package(s). The MS Foundation packages were not affected and therefore no need to reinstall them too.
The new Build Number will be now shown as 14.0.5128.5003 which shows the "fixed" build version. (The broken build is 14.0.5128.5000)You can find this in the central admin page - Update and migration - Product and patch installation status // or to be short: .../_admin/PatchStatus.aspx
Please check also for any latest updates or changes the SharePoint 2010 October Cumulative Update Issue: Details and Workaround SharePoint Team Blog for any updates regarding this issue!
*** </Update 2010-11-18> ***
*** <Update 2010-11-05> ***
Critical Information about the SharePoint Server 2010 October Cumulative Update!
As discovered recently, we found some regressions with the October Cumulative Update packages. The packages makes some changes and updates to the user profile database. Unfortunately there are certain situations where this update does not complete as expected and leaves the update in an inconsistent state. This causes issues with several SharePoint features that use the User Profile Application such as MySites, People and Expertise Search & Ratings.
No details are currently available but the Product team is working on it. An update will be send out to you as soon as we have more news. is now available!
The specific packages in question have been pulled from the hot fix server. If you have a copy of these package but have not installed yet, do not install them now!.
Office 2010 specific packages released with October CU that are affected:
SPS Server Package 2394320 contains SharePoint Foundation - impacted Project Server Package 2394322 contains SharePoint Foundation - impacted
Packages NOT Affected!
The following Cumulate Update packages are NOT affected by this issue and are safe to install;
This issue does not impact the 2007 versions of these products.
More information and all new updates will be posted on the SharePoiint Team's Blog. Please check frequently for any news around this!
Please visit the Official SharePoint Team Blog for any new or updated information regarding the regression!
SharePoint 2010 October Cumulative Update Issue: Details and Workaround
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As usual the October cumulative update for SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation 2010 has been published!
Don’t forget the “Abbreviations for our SharePoint 2010 products” to check before getting fully confused ;-)
A complete list of all published updates since Beta/RTM is found here: 2010 cube sheet
Because of early posting, the download links might not online yet but will be accessible soon!
MSF2010: 2394323 Full server package for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394323
SPS2010: 2394320 Full server package for SharePoint Server 2010 (SPS2010) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394320
Project Server 2010: Since August 2010, the Project server package also contains SharePoint Server 2010 (SPS2010) and installing this Full package should update all components in one step1
2394322 Full server package for Project Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2394322
After installing the packages, you may be prompted for a reboot of your Server! Please don’t forget to run the PSConfig Wizard anyway, even after reboot just to ensure that all updates has been applied completely and successful!
As usual, you can use the command line on each server in Farm: “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait”