Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 issues that are fixed by the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1

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Summary

Microsoft has released the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 (SP1). This service pack contains fixes for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

INTRODUCTION

The 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1 provides the latest updates to SharePoint Server 2007. The 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1 contains improvements in security, in stability, and in performance.

Some fixes that are included with the 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1 were previously released in separate updates. The 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

For more information about the 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936984 Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 and the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 1
Note We recommend that you run a full crawl of all SharePoint Server 2007 content after you apply the service pack so that you can take advantage of the improvements in crawl performance that are provided by the service pack.

More information

Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the fixes for SharePoint Server 2007.

Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the 2007 Office Servers Service Pack 1 Changes_all.xls package now. Release Date: December 11, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Issues that the service pack fixes

The 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP1 fixes the SharePoint Server 2007 issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934793 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: April 12, 2007
932919 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: February 26, 2007
934790 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: April 12, 2007
939077 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package for SharePoint Server 2007 and for SharePoint Server 2007 for Search: June 24, 2007
939654 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: June 29, 2007
936877 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package for SharePoint Server 2007 and for SharePoint Server 2007 for Search: May 8, 2007
937207 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 15, 2007
937904 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 25, 2007
937208 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 15, 2007
936867 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: May 8, 2007
938535 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: June 11, 2007
938537 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: June 12, 2007
939599 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: June 29, 2007
937901 Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: May 25, 2007
938182 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package for SharePoint Server 2007 and for SharePoint Server 2007 for Search: May 31, 2007
937906 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 25, 2007
This service pack also fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • Any author-time action in Mozilla Firefox 2.0 does not finish when that action involves a particular SharePoint Server 2007 dialog box

    In Firefox 2.0, any author-time action does not finish when that action involves a SharePoint Server 2007 dialog box that lets you perform the following actions:
    • Edit the HTML source code of a given HTML field
    • Select assets such as an image or a link
    • Perform a state action, such as "check-in," "submit for approval," or "approval"
    This issue also occurs when any Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Server 2007 dialog box passes non-string values back to the caller.
  • The spelling checker does not work on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    When you try to use the spelling checker on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, the spelling checker does not work. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Spelling did not complete properly. If the problem persists contact your administrator.
  • Caching is effectively disabled when anonymous and authenticated users access a page at the same time

    If a page is enabled for anonymous and authenticated users, and if the users of these two access methods access the same page one after the other, caching is effectively disabled.
  • A search index backup fails if crawl enumeration for a crawl or for a profile import process is in progress

    You start a regularly scheduled crawl or a profile import process. If a search index backup operation occurs during the import process, the search index backup operation fails.
  • SharePoint Server 2007 cannot search or index public folders in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    Public folders in Exchange Server 2007 cannot be searched or indexed. This issue occurs because Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access support was removed for Exchange Server 2007.
  • By default, some vendor-specific wordbreakers are disabled

    By default, the following vendor-specific wordbreakers are disabled. You will not see expected results for some queries in the following languages:
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Finnish
    • Greek
    • Hungarian
    • Polish
    • Turkish
    This issue occurs if the language-specific wordbreaking behavior differs from that of the multilanguage wordbreaker.
  • New standardized characters in Romanian cause incorrect matching for search queries

    New characters have been introduced in the Romanian language. The search behavior for these characters is incorrect. The characters cause incorrect matching for search queries.
  • The Office Server Search service cannot serve queries

    You start the Office Server Search service on a new server that is intended to serve queries. The user interface indicates that the service has started. However, the initialization process never finishes. Therefore, the service cannot serve queries.

    Sometimes, even if the initialization process succeeds, crawls may not continue. This issue occurs because the search service on the indexer cannot receive notification when a new server is added.
  • You cannot issues queries in a Czech locale on a 64-bit version of SharePoint Server 2007

    The Czech wordbreaker (Huczlr.dll) does not load, and it causes the search service to stop responding. Therefore, 64-bit versions of SharePoint Server 2007 cannot index documents in Czech. Additionally, you cannot issue queries in a Czech locale.
  • Webs and sites that have a period (.) in their names are incorrectly excluded

    Webs and sites that have a period (.) in their names are incorrectly excluded by the gatherer because of exclusion rules. Therefore, you may miss the content in that Web.
  • Query servers slow down or stop

    When two query servers start a master merge at the same time, both query servers slow down or stop completely. Therefore, the queries may take from one to five seconds to display an error message, may time out, or may take a very long time to finish.
  • A memory leak occurs in the MSSearch.exe process if the EnableStemming setting is set to "true"

    If you query the Web service, and if you set the EnableStemming setting to "true," a memory leak occurs in the MSSearch.exe process on the query server.

    Memory consumption increases until the MSSearch.exe process uses about 2 gigabytes (GB) of memory. Then, the query server starts to remove itself from the SharePoint Server 2007 application pool.
  • The Advanced Search feature does not work when you use the "created date" property

    You perform a query from the Advanced Search page to view all objects that were created after a specified date. When you do this, no sites are returned in that query.
  • SharePoint Server 2007 cannot exclude content during a crawl that is behind a complex URL

    You cannot exclude a subset of URLs that are differentiated by a parameter in the query string part of the URL. For example, http://zoo/bar.html?p=zoo is to be excluded, but http://zoo/bar.html?p=bar is to be crawled.
  • The results that the Advanced Search feature returns do not contain keywords as expected

    If you enter an Advanced Search query in the top two fields, the returned results contain keywords from either of these fields. However, you expect the results to contain keywords from both fields.
  • Error message when you try to add or to edit best bets for a keyword: "Error: Access denied"

    You are an administrator of a non-root site, but you are not the administrator of the root site. When you try to add or to edit best bets for a keyword in the site administration page of the non-root site, you receive the following error message:
    Error: Access denied.
  • The search service stops responding when you try to enable stemming during the query time in the Greek version of SharePoint Server 2007

    Users in Greece want to index and to query for documents in Greek on a computer that is running SharePoint Server 2007. When the users try to enable stemming during the query time, the search service stops responding.
  • The release version of the ZIP IFilter does not let you index compressed (.zip) files or .xlsb files

    This functionality was added in the Microsoft Filter pack. Installing the SP1 version of the ZIP IFilter replaces the Microsoft Filter pack version of the ZIP IFilter with a new version. The SP1 version can filter .zip files and .xlsb files. Therefore, after you install the SP1 version of the ZIP IFilter, you can index .zip files or .xlsb files.
  • You cannot configure single sign on (SSO) on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    You try to visit the following Web site on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008:
    http://servername/_admin/SSO/manageserver.aspx
    When you do this, the site is never displayed. Therefore, you cannot configure single sign on (SSO).
  • The URL field is not left-to-right on the related links settings page

    You use the related links settings page to add URLs that appear as related links. The URL for this page is as follows:
    http://servername/ _layouts/RelLinksScopeSettings.aspx
    However, in right-to-left builds, the text box for entering URLs is not left-to-right.
  • A small font is displayed on the "My Profile" page

    You run the Traditional Chinese (CHT) or the Simplified Chinese (CHS) version of SharePoint Server 2007. In this case, the CHT or CHS characters in certain properties on the "My Profile" page, such as Title, Office, and Telephone, are too small to read.
  • Private or public pages under "My Site" load very slowly
  • An upgraded listing Web Part is not rendered

    If the regional setting is a non-English locale, and if the Web Part is grouped by modified date, an upgraded listing Web Part is not rendered.
  • Users who are missing from an import are not marked for deletion after you upgrade Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007

    After you upgrade SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007, you perform an import operation. However, during the import operation, some users are missed.

    These missing users are not marked for deletion. Therefore, these users are not deleted from the user profile, and the "My Site" page is not cleaned up.
  • The Preview pane displays the contents of private messages to a delegate who uses the "regular find" feature

    A mailbox delegate can use the "regular find" feature and the Preview pane to discover and to read private messages. This issue does not occur if the delegate uses the "advanced find" feature.
  • Telephone numbers are reversed in right-to-left locales
  • Top navigation intermittently displays links for the incorrect user

    When two or more people are using "My Site," the horizontal navigation can mix the requests and can intermittently display links for the incorrect user.
  • A "My Site" cleanup job does not clean up deleted users
  • A personalization site link does not follow the alternative access mapping

    You create personalization links from the Central Administration page. Then, you log on to "My Site." When you do this, your personalization link does not follow the alternative access mapping.
  • Error message when you try to reinstall SharePoint Server 2007: "Error 997"

    You install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and then upgrade to SharePoint Server 2007. Then, you uninstall SharePoint 2007. When you try to reinstall SharePoint 2007, the installation fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Error 997
  • Some profile features do not work on a Turkish operating system

    Some profile features, such as Windows SharePoint Services Synchronization, do not work on a Turkish operating system.
  • A Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) role provider does not cache roles

    The Roles.GetRolesForUser() method queries the provider database even if the CacheRolesInCookie setting is set to "true."
  • The LDAP provider supports authenticated LDAP binds

    In a deployment that does not use the Active Directory directory service, customers want to use SharePoint Server 2007 to authenticate against a generic LDAP directory. The LDAP provider supports authenticated LDAP binds.
  • The single sign on (SSO) default database server does not work for Windows Server 2008
  • An OverflowException that is thrown by the CheckSiteChanges() binary large object (BLOB) cache causes the portal to crash

    You enable BLOB caching on one of your Web sites. Then, you perform a throughput test or some search crawl tests. After you do this, an OverflowException is thrown by the CheckSiteChanges() BLOB cache. The OverflowException causes the portal to crash.
  • The Project Web Access home page shows an unexpected error on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    If Shared Web services are broken, the Project Web Access home page shows an unexpected error on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008.
  • When you try to change master page settings on Topics subsites, the settings are not updated

    You upgrade a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal to a SharePoint Server 2007 portal. When you try to change master page settings on Topics subsites, the settings are not updated.
  • "My Site" blogs that have comments cannot be searched

    When you try to search and find some blog posts, "My Site" blogs that have comments cannot be searched.
  • On "My Site," personal documents that are created by using a language other than the default language have the same permissions as shared documents

    You create a "My Site" page in a SharePoint Server 2007 installation that has a language pack installed. You create the "My Site" page in one of the languages in the language pack.

    When you do this, the permissions for personal documents on the "My Site" page are incorrect. The personal documents have the same permissions as the shared documents.
  • You cannot migrate Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 content to a computer that is running a 64-bit version of SharePoint Server 2007

    When you try to migrate Content Management Server 2002 content to a computer that is running a 64-bit version of SharePoint Server 2007, the migration fails. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
    Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.
  • You cannot start Microsoft Excel services or Microsoft Project Server services on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

    You cannot start Excel and Project Server services from the Services on Server page on the SharePoint Server 2007 Central Administration page.
  • Query results are not correctly sorted by property when the number of results is small

    You issue a query that uses free text restriction and then order the results by property. When you do this, you may receive the results in the wrong order if the number of results is small. For example, this issue may occur if there are fewer than 20 results.
  • The "Scope" property of the CoreResultsWebPart class does not affect the search query that the Web Part runs, and the predefined scope is ignored

    You implement a search center that has several tabs. Each tab contains an advanced SearchWebpart class that has a separate results page. Each results page contains a CoreResultsWebPart class that has the Scope property set to the scope of the tab in the search center.

    However, the Scope property of the CoreResultsWebPart class does not affect the search query that the Web Part runs. The predefined scope is ignored.
  • No search results are returned when you use Forms-based authentication

    When you use Forms-based authentication, no search results are returned. However, when you use NTLM authentication, search results are returned.
  • A gradual upgrade fails if the profile or service database spans more than one data file or log file

    If the profile or service database is configured to span multiple data or log files, a gradual upgrade from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007 fails. Therefore, you cannot upgrade the shared services by using the gradual upgrade method.
  • The first full crawl does not index sites that have a period (.) in their name

    An incremental crawl indexes sites that have a period in their name. However, the first full crawl does not index these sites. Additionally, no change occurs if you reset the index.
  • You cannot revert a property to the default type

    You set the Include values from all crawled properties mapped setting. Then, you remap the Author property to additional crawled properties. When you do this, the type changes from the default text type to an object type.

    If you do not set the Include values from all crawled properties mapped setting, the object type does not revert as expected.
  • The root site fails because of an intermittent error when you crawl a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site

    When crawling a WSS site, it is possible that the root site fails because of an intermittent error, but individual items in that site succeed.

    Scenario 1: In such cases, subsequent security updates on the site will not cause security updates to happen on the individual items in that site. Because of this, users could receive search results to items that they do not have access to view.

    Scenario 2: If this root site is deleted at a later date, the individual items from that site will not be removed from the index and will continue to appear in search results. The only workaround is to remove the whole content source and recrawl it.

Error signature details

When you use SharePoint Server 2007, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here
The error report contains an error signature that resembles the following error signature.
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Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Mssearch.exe12.0.4518.1015Tquery.dll12.0.4518.1015101062
Note Other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 942390 - Last Review: August 30, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
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