October CU Fails to Install
April 25, 2012 Leave a comment
After you install SharePoint cumulative updates you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard (psconfig.exe). However, while installing the October 2011 cumulative update recently, I found it was failing on the last step where the udpate gets applied. I discovered that the SharePoint 2010 Timer service was getting shut down after the first step when running psconfig which in turn made the last step fail. The solution is simple: keep the Services console open when running psconfig and restart the Timer service before reaching the last step!