UPS Complains After Installing the SharePoint 2010 August CU


The SharePoint 2010 August CU has a good number of User Profile Service (UPS) fixes and is worth installing. You may however notice a couple of fun error messages which start to appear to fill your Windows Application event logs, for example:

Log Name: Application
Source: Forefront Identity Manager
Date: Date
Event ID: 3
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Server
Description:Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Service: Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.WorkflowManagerException: Forefront Identity Management Service does not support workflows of type ‘Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Activities.SequentialWorkflow, Microsoft.ResourceManagement, Version=4.0.2450.5, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’.
at Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.HostActivator.ActivateHost(ResourceManagementWorkflowDefinition workflowDefinition)
at Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.WorkflowManager.StartWorkflowInstance(Guid workflowInstanceIdentifier, KeyValuePair`2[] additionalParameters)

Log Name: Application
Source: Forefront Identity Manager
Date: Date
Event ID: 3
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Server
Description: Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Hosting.WorkflowManagerException: Forefront Identity Management Service does not support workflows of type ‘Microsoft.ResourceManagement.Workflow.Activities.SequentialWorkflow, Microsoft.ResourceManagement, Version=4.0.2450.5, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’.

There was a binary mismatch in the Aug CU which caused this issue and the good news the error messages, while pervasive can be safely ignored. You may have the Aug CU and not have these error messages even though you are using UPS and the reason is most likely because you created the UPS after installing the Aug CU. One workaround for this issue, until a new fix is released (most likely the Oct CU??), is to re-provision the UPS however I would NOT recommend this approach for a good number of reasons including but not limited to potential data loss. If you want a reminder of some of those reasons search around this blog and many others for issues with the UPS to get a refresher.

Microsoft PSS has released a KB article detailing the issue.

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