Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Project Server 2010: Post SP1, June 2011 CU, Excel Services Issues.

After you have installed SP1 and the JUne 2011 CU, reports using Excel Services, might not work anymore, and it might just give you a Warning in the bottom of the browser and it will continue "Loading" but nothing will happen.

An error similar to this might be found:

An internal error occurred.
at Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.MossHost.MossHost.Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.Host.IEwaHost.IsSecureConnection()
at Microsoft.Office.Excel.WebUI.EwaCUIDataSource.EnsureDocument()
at Microsoft.Web.CommandUI.CUIDataSource.RunQuery(UIQuery query)
at Microsoft.Office.Excel.WebUI.EwaRibbon.QueryRibbonDataSource(CultureInfo uiCulture, String clientID, Boolean denormalizeImareUri)
at Microsoft.Office.Excel.WebUI.EwaStringsHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)

This is due to a known bug in the SP/CU, and only when the Root web App does not have a site created. So all that needs be done is to create a blank site on the root using the blank Template. I will then reboot the server to have the changes commited.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Project Server 2010: SP 1 and June CU : A Post Mortem

So its been a while since SP1 and the June CU has been released (And The June CU "Recalled and re-released") All i can say thusfar is "great"! I have installed at a few client now and have not had any issues whatsoever, apart from some items that we have logged long ago that still does not work as expected.

I have not had one installation fail neither during install or the PSConfig Part. I have seen though on the technical forums, that there has been some complaints here and there, and with all due respect top the users, most of this i will assume was caused a a pre-existing technical issue with the Farm.

The most notable thing i have noticed, if something that was failing already existed before installing SP1 and June CU, it will not fix an issue that is currently happening, but it will stop any future issues.

If you guys have come across any issues please let me know!!