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Project Server 2007: Issue installing the October 2012 Cumulative Update

Project Server 2007: Issue installing the October 2012 Cumulative Update

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The release of the Project Server 2007 Cumulative Update for October 2012 appears to have a problem with the digital signing of one of the files and the installation will fail.  This issue affects both the Project Server 2007 - Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp; Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012 – KB 2687536, and also the SharePoint Server roll-up package – SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update server hotfix package (MOSS server-package): October 30, 2012 KB 2687533.  It also affects both the x86 and x64 versions.  This DOES NOT affect the individual SharePoint Server 2007 CU – KB 2760381, or the WSS 3.0 CU KB 2687535 – so if you need to update WSS or SharePoint Server then these packages can be used – but this will still leave Project Server un-patched.

Thanks to Stéphane Deschênes of gp3 in Quebec City for bringing this to my attention.

The problem file is the DATAEDIT.dll (assembly dataedit.dll.x64 or dataedit.dll.x86) and the message you will get will be “The installation of this package failed”:

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The KB in the title bar will be either the Project Server one here Hotfix for Office (KB2687536) – or Hotfix for Office (KB2687533) if you are trying to load the SharePoint Server roll-up.

In the Application event log you will see two Error events, 11937 and 1023 both with a source of MsiInstaller.  The text will be:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        MsiInstaller
Date:          11/14/2012 8:33:32 AM
Event ID:      11937
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          DOMAIN\User
Computer:      <computername>
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office Project Server Application Server -- Error 1937. An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'DataEdit,fileVersion="12.0.6668.5000",version="12.0.0.0000000",culture="neutral",publicKeyToken="71E9BCE111E9429C",processorArchitecture="MSIL"'. The signature or catalog could not be verified or is not valid. HRESULT: 0x80131045. assembly interface: IAssemblyCacheItem, function: Commit, component: {AD9A0847-F41E-41F3-9B3C-CA9952D6D7E2}

Log Name:      Application
Source:        MsiInstaller
Date:          11/14/2012 8:33:34 AM
Event ID:      1023
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          REDMOND\brismith
Computer:      BriSmith2007.redmond.corp.microsoft.com
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office Project Server Application Server - Update 'Hotfix for Office (KB2687533)' could not be installed. Error code 1603. Additional information is available in the log file C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\pjsrvapp-x-none_MSPLOG.LOG.

The log file mentioned in the second event will give more information – the key piece will be the following:

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MSI (s) (3C:88) [08:40:11:480]: Assembly Error:Strong name signature verification failed for assembly '%1'.  The assembly may have been tampered with, or it was delay signed but not fully signed with the correct private key.
MSI (s) (3C:88) [08:40:11:480]: Note: 1: 1937 2: {AD9A0847-F41E-41F3-9B3C-CA9952D6D7E2} 3: 0x80131045 4: IAssemblyCacheItem 5: Commit 6: DataEdit,fileVersion="12.0.6668.5000",version="12.0.0.0000000",culture="neutral",publicKeyToken="71E9BCE111E9429C",processorArchitecture="MSIL"
MSI (s) (3C:88) [08:40:11:480]: Note: 1: 2205 2:  3: Error
MSI (s) (3C:88) [08:40:11:480]: Note: 1: 2228 2:  3: Error 4: SELECT `Message` FROM `Error` WHERE `Error` = 1937
Error 1937. An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'DataEdit,fileVersion="12.0.6668.5000",version="12.0.0.0000000",culture="neutral",publicKeyToken="71E9BCE111E9429C",processorArchitecture="MSIL"'. The signature or catalog could not be verified or is not valid. HRESULT: 0x80131045. assembly interface: IAssemblyCacheItem, function: Commit, component: {AD9A0847-F41E-41F3-9B3C-CA9952D6D7E2}
….

At this time I don’t have any details of when the packages will be rebuilt – I will update this posting as soon as I have more information.

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  • Hi Brian,

    thanks for the heads-up. I've been trying to figure out what is going and was completely lost why even the simplest things resulted in errors.

    Kind regards,

    Adrian

  • Hi there,

    any news on when we might expect a new build of the package?

    Thanks,

    JF

  • Hi JF.  Due to some process changes the rebuild didn't happen as expected - instead we will be releasing just the December CU (should be next week 12/11/2012).  We are able to share a Project Server CU if you are desperate for it as it is already built - but holding back as the roll-up will not be ready until next week.  Open a support incident if you need the rebuilt Project Server only CU which will include the October CU fixes as well as the upcoming December CU.

    Best regards,

    Brian

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