Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (Sts-x-none.msp): October 27, 2009

This article describes the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 issues that are fixed in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package that is dated October 27, 2009.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • You use a tool that calls the GetChanges() method in a loop in order to obtain a list of changes from a Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 site. You notice that this tool takes a long time to obtain changes from the WSS 3.0 site.
  • You use the Check Names feature in Windows SharePoint Service (WSS) 3.0.The feature resolves names very slowly. This issue occurs when WSS 3.0 checks names from NT4.0 domains.
  • In a Discussion list, you delete a list item. The attachment that is related to the list item is not deleted in the back-end database.
  • When the Content Approval feature is enabled, only users who can approve items can receive alerts for minor version documents. After you apply this update, users who can also read items can receive alerts for minor version documents.

    Note Draft Item Security determines whether users can read items or approve items.
  • You use the Content Deployment feature to transfer a site collection to another target. You cannot create new sites on the site collection after you transfer it. This issue occurs because the variation system does not propagate pages correctly. This issue also occurs because the wrong Content Types are used.
  • You perform the incremental deployment in the French version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.When you perform the incremental deployment, the user information list has columns that are duplicated.
  • You propagate a Web page by using variation systems. The SPListItem.ForwardLinks property is not updated until the page is published in the target variation sites.
  • You have a sub-site that contains a lookup column that refers to a list in the root Web site. When you do an incremental content deployment, the deployment succeeds. However, you receive a warning message:
    Unable to find a lookup list /sites/PublishingSite/RootDocLib. The list is not part of the exported package and does not exist in the destination site collection.
    The lookup column is not deployed and the value for the column is not set. Additionally, the lookup value list is empty.
  • The SharePoint domain has a trust relationship with a remote domain. A user in the remote domain can access a Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) site by using a domain local security group. A profile is created for the user at the site collection level. Then, the profile is stored in the UserInfo table that is in the content database. Information about user access is stored in the tp_ExternalToken column of the database table.

    When the tp_ExternalToken column is updated by the timer job incorrectly, alerts are not sent. Additionally, the alerts would be security trimmed.
  • When you try to restore a site collection that contains content whose URL path length will be longer than 260 characters, the restoration fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    One or more files in the restored site collection will exceed the maximum supported path length. Please select a shorter destination site address and try again.
    After you install this update, restoration will complete if your site URL path length is less than or equal to the original site URL path length. However, you will only be able to access content in the restored site that is within the maximum supported path length of 260 characters.
  • You use the –includeusersecurity option to import a site from a .cab file to a SharePoint site. Then, you see a list of deleted users when you click All People in the SharePoint site. However, you do not expect to see this list.

    The following is a sample code that uses the –includeusersecurity option to import a site from a .cab file:
    Stsadm.exe –o import –url <siteURL> -f c:\ –includeusersecurity
  • When you click X more items in a SharePoint calendar, the calendar view does not display all the items that it contains.
  • You create an ASPX page and then add a Dataformwebpart Web part in SharePoint Designer. When you try to delete the list items that have contributor rights in the Web part, you receive an "Access Denied" error. However, the list items are deleted.
  • When you upload oversized files to a Discussion Board, you receive the following error message:
    One or more attachment file is over sized…
    Additionally, five discussion topic items are duplicated.
  • You experience the performance regression that was detected in the 2009 August cumulative update (CU).
  • You open a UNC-based Web folder in an attachment folder of an Issue Tracking list item. When you drag a file attachment to the attachment folder, four duplicate comments are created for each item that is added.
  • You experience slow performance when you access a pages library that is deployed through the Content Deployment feature.
  • In a list, you have a folder that is based on a customer folder content type. The customer folder has a multiple value lookup column. When you rename the folder, the multiple value lookup values are lost.
  • You create a custom field that derives from the SPFieldLookup class. You add this field to a document library and then enable the field to have multiple values. After you add some values to the column, you run the Content Deployment feature. None of the values for the custom field is transferred successfully to the target farm.
  • When you run a SharePoint site in a .Net Framework 4.0 process, the site causes .Net Framework 4.0 assembly references to be written to the SharePoint configuration database. Then, you experience failures when you run the SharePoint site in the .Net Framework 2.0.This issue occurs because the .Net Framework 2.0 cannot resolve assembly references in the .Net Framework 4.0.

    Note The .Net Framework 4.0 release is planned for March 2010.
  • You create a data view Web part that uses SQL databases as a data source. When you try to enable the filtering functionality and the sorting functionality, the Web part generates drop-down menus. However, the Web part does not filter or sort.

    This issue does not occur when you use SharePoint Lists or SharePoint Library as data sources.
  • You upload files to a SharePoint site and mark them as "allow everyone to read." "Everyone" is defined as "all authenticated users."For multiple sites that share the same host, such as SharePoint Online, users from one site (Site A) are "authenticated users" on another site (Site B). Therefore, certain files from Site B are visible to users from Site A.
  • You input values in a page and then submit the page. When information for a mandatory field is missing, you receive the following validation error message:
    You must specify a value for this required field.
    Then, the lookup column does not keep the values that were changed during the editing process.
  • You have a multiple value lookup column. You also have a column that contains values that are calculated from another text column. If you use the multiple value lookup column and the calculated column together, you cannot open the Version History page. The Version History page fails, and you receive an unknown error.
  • Before you install a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 update, you detach the content databases and then install the 2009 August CU for the 2007 Microsoft Office system. When you try to reattach the databases, you receive the following error message:
    Index was outside the bounds of the array
  • After you install this update, reporting rules for the pre-upgrade checker utility will be updated.
  • 976393 You upload a file to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, and the custom content type that you selected from the New menu is not used
  • 974549 The link of an old site is displayed instead of the link of a new site after you restore the old site to the new site in SharePoint Server 2007
  • 976043 The Windows SharePoint Services Search service does not start when the fully qualified domain names of the server are used to configure a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 single server installation
  • 976431 You run a crawl for some Lists or Surveys, and you receive access violation error messages
  • 975532 You encounter performance problems when you run a crawl on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site
  • 976463 Values for some crawled properties are lost when you perform a full user profile import in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site
  • 976429 When you click "Search" without specifying search words in the Advanced Search page of a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, you receive all the results from the index
  • 976439 When SharePoint crawls a Web page, the last modified date of the Web page that is displayed in the search results is incorrect
  • 976432 The Search Results Web Parts display invalid URLs for items in a SharePoint Services 3.0 environment
  • 974087 When you use the GetListItems method of the Lists.asmx Web service to obtain all the occurrences of a recurring event in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 calendar list, only one item is returned
  • 976393 You upload a file to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, and the custom content type that you selected from the New menu is not used
  • 976396 The Check Names feature in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 resolves names very slowly
  • 976440 Users who have read permission do not receive alerts for drafts or for minor version documents when the Content Approval option is enabled in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix, you must have Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949582 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.


Download information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sts-x-none.mspNot Applicable19,162,62416-Oct-200923:47Not Applicable

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix will have the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sharepoint.administrationoperation.dll12.0.6500.5000485,24026-Feb-200904:11Not Applicable
Microsoft.sharepoint.dll12.0.6520.50009,553,76812-Oct-200915:14Not Applicable
Microsoft.sharepoint.library.dll12.0.6517.5000128,87217-Sep-200914:41Not Applicable,460,59212-Oct-200915:28Not Applicable,57626-Feb-200904:43Not Applicable
Msscntrs.dll12.0.6510.500088,40817-Jun-200908:27Not Applicable
Mssdmn.exe12.0.6520.5000280,93612-Oct-200915:28Not Applicable
Mssearch.exe12.0.6512.5000156,05622-Jul-200919:41Not Applicable
Mssph.dll12.0.6520.5000700,22412-Oct-200915:28Not Applicable
Mssrch.dll12.0.6520.50002,063,17612-Oct-200915:28Not Applicable
Nlhtml.dll2008.1231.6510.5000123,24021-Jun-200920:59Not Applicable
Offfilt.dll2008.225.6500.5000199,53625-Feb-200914:21Not Applicable
Owssvr.dll12.0.6520.50003,022,69612-Oct-200915:14Not Applicable
Owstimer.exe12.0.6520.500054,62412-Oct-200915:14Not Applicable
Query.dll12.0.6510.500081,21617-Jun-200908:27Not Applicable
Spwriter.exe12.0.6500.500034,16826-Feb-200904:11Not Applicable
Tquery.dll12.0.6518.50002,357,57622-Sep-200915:29Not Applicable
Wssadmin.exe12.0.6500.500015,25626-Feb-200904:11Not Applicable
Xmlfilter.dll2008.1231.6514.5000102,24817-Aug-200916:42Not Applicable


Download information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sts-x-none.mspNot Applicable23,281,66416-Oct-200913:03Not Applicable

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix will have the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sharepoint.administrationoperation.dll12.0.6500.5000485,22426-Feb-200902:57Not Applicable
Microsoft.sharepoint.dll12.0.6520.50009,553,76812-Oct-200915:03Not Applicable
Microsoft.sharepoint.library.dll12.0.6517.5000128,87217-Sep-200914:32Not Applicable,561,45612-Oct-200915:25Not Applicable,56026-Feb-200903:24Not Applicable
Msscntrs.dll12.0.6510.5000436,56817-Jun-200908:01Not Applicable
Mssdmn.exe12.0.6520.5000796,52012-Oct-200915:25Not Applicable
Mssearch.exe12.0.6512.5000571,80022-Jul-200919:31Not Applicable
Mssph.dll12.0.6520.50001,954,11212-Oct-200915:25Not Applicable
Mssrch.dll12.0.6520.50004,758,34412-Oct-200915:25Not Applicable
Nlhtml.dll2008.1231.6510.5000228,19217-Jun-200906:48Not Applicable
Offfilt.dll2008.225.6500.5000388,96025-Feb-200914:17Not Applicable
Owssvr.dll12.0.6520.50005,158,76012-Oct-200915:03Not Applicable
Owstimer.exe12.0.6520.500089,44012-Oct-200915:03Not Applicable
Query.dll12.0.6510.5000219,45617-Jun-200908:01Not Applicable
Spwriter.exe12.0.6500.500056,16826-Feb-200902:57Not Applicable
Tquery.dll12.0.6518.50004,782,92022-Sep-200914:32Not Applicable
Wssadmin.exe12.0.6500.500015,25626-Feb-200902:57Not Applicable
Xmlfilter.dll2008.1231.6514.5000204,13614-Aug-200900:25Not Applicable
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 975002 - Last Review: 12/02/2009 06:37:43 - Revision: 2.0

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