DO NOT APPLY KB974571 to LCS/OCS Servers

October 14, 2009

in 2007R1, 2007R2, Microsoft, OCS

Hail patch Tuesday.  I woke up this morning to discover that my Access Edge server was offline and federation was broken.  After digging into the event logs this is what I found:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: OCS Server
Event Categeory: (1000)
Event ID: 12290
Description:
The evaluation period for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has expired.  Please upgrade from the evaluation version to the full released version of the product.

WHAT?  Are you kidding me?  So I did some digging on the Internet and quickly came across Doug’s post.  He discovered that KB974571 is causing OCS/LCS servers to believe that they are running an evaluation version and have expired which in turn causes the services to shut down.

Until this patch is fixed I HIGHLY recommend that you delay the install of KB974571.

Click here for Doug’s post…

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