If You Have Downloaded SP1 for SharePoint 2013, Don’t Install It

Microsoft has just withdrawn its availability of Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 with the following note:


We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.

If you have downloaded SP1 but have not implemented it yet, we recommend waiting until there is a new version published as this one may cause issues.

  • Tony DiLeonardo

    Ok given this is will keep the CUs from installing correctly. How do we remove sp1? What is the best solution for this? We have two farms one for PPE (Pre-Production Envionment)and another Production. It is installed currently in PPE.

  • cwoodill

    I haven’t seen any documentation on removing SP1, unfortunately. It’s also not clear if Microsoft releases a new version of SP1 whether it will effectively replace the old one or whether some old bits will end up lingering around even after the updated fix is deployed. Stay tuned…

  • Kyle K.

    What about this download of SharePoint Foundation 2013 packaged with SP1 included?


    • cwoodill

      I’m not sure whether this is ok but given that Microsoft is still offering it for download after recalling the independent SP1, I’m going to assume it is…however, as evidenced by the other SP1 it might be wise to wait for things to stabilize before installing…

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