Friday, September 16, 2011

KB2560890 update without SharePoint SP1

It appears that the Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (KB2560890) breaks the User Profile Service Application if you don't have SP1 installed for SharePoint 2010. The error I am seeing is:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.ResourceManagement, Version=4.0.2450.34, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified
According to UserProfile not working after security update KB2560890, it seems like others are having the same issue.

The file list for KB2560890 refers to version 4.0.2450.34 of various Microsoft.resourcemanagement.* files, but does not specifically list Microsoft.ResourceManagement.dll.

In my GAC, I see the following:
Microsoft.ResourceManagement 4.0.2450.5

Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service 4.0.2450.11

The machine had rebooted from the Windows Update. So, on a whim I decided to try shutting down and restarting the User Profile Service and the User Profile Synchronization Service (remember to iisreset if Central Administration is on the same machine).

I then checked back in my GAC and now I see the following:
Microsoft.ResourceManagement 4.0.2450.5
Microsoft.ResourceManagement 4.0.2450.34
Microsoft.ResourceManagement 4.0.2450.11
Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service 4.0.2450.34
Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service 4.0.2450.11

I can also manage my User Profile Service Application!

There's some sort of voodoo here, but as far as I can tell it works. Perhaps there was a continuation task after the Windows Update reboot that required yet another reboot. Who knows?!

Argh! Spoke too soon. If I go to Setup My Sites, I now get the following:
Cannot create an object of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.LocStringId' from its string representation 'SiteAdminPersonalSite_SocialSecurityTrimmerEnabledSectionTitle_Text' for the 'TitleLocId' property.

Time to give up and just do SP1 sometime in the future.


  1. SP1 alone won't fix this. You need the July or August CUs.

  2. Right, I had this issue even after SP1 was installed.

    What fired this problem, was configuring terminal services, after that, the profile synchronization service couldn't start from windows services.

    What I did was starting the profile sync service from central admin, and it came to life again, but when trying to open the service page

    I got this missing assembly issue, which was magically gone after making an iisreset.

    I know the iisreset didn't restored the missing assembly, but starting the service from central admin, did and after iisreset, it loaded the assembly without any more issues.


  3. Thanks. I did SP1 + June 2011 CU and it seems to work for me.