Hold off on installing SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Hold off on installing SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Note: this issue has now been resolved -> Read: SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been “re”-released.


Microsoft has identified a few issues with SP1 and recently updated their SP1 KB article with the following excerpt:

“We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.”

This is pretty big news since Microsoft has recently touted this service pack as a necessary add-on to your SharePoint 2013 installation¬† as it “includes performance, reliability, and security fixes”.

Update: Bill Baer has posted more information in this blog post.

But please don’t panic!

For those admins that haven’t installed it, just wait a little while, Microsoft should have a patched SP1 version soon (or a patch for SP1).

For those admins that have a new installation and installed the SharePoint 2013 ISO with SP1 slipstreamed/built into the media, this should be unaffected (credit Todd Klindt’s blog post¬†who spoke to Bill Baer with this information).

For those admins that already have installed it on top of their existing SharePoint 2013 RTM environment, Microsoft is working on a patch to the service pack which should be released soon and they will soon update the links with a patched version of the service pack download which resolves this problem.

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