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Productivity Hub 2010 on SP1 Download

I have found out the hard way that pre-SP1 backups do not work on SP1 environment, i dont know the technical details but if you try youll get a error similar to this:

Restore-SPSite failed with: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Your backup is fro
m a different version of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and cannot be restored
to a server running the current version. The backup file should be restored to a
server with version ’′ or later.

Obviously something in the version number detection is going on, as i am on a later build obviously.

To get around this, and get the Producitivy Hub 2010 working on SharePoint SP1 2010 we performed the following:

  1. Restore the site collection manually without content onto a pre-SP1 farm.
  2.  Upgraded this farm to SP1/June CU 2011.
  3.  Performed a backup of the Site Collection.
  4.  Put our .bak file over the top of the one from Microsoft and then ran the install.ps1 with much more success.

I have uploaded this file if you need/want to install the Productivity Hub onto your post-SP1 farm, it seems Microsoft have not updated their version yet, you can grab it here.

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Chris SharePoint Architect for Beach Energy in Adelaide, South Australia. Chris has specialised in SharePoint for the last few years and has over 12 years experience in the IT Industry. Catch Chris on twitter at @griStdoG View all posts by Chris Grist →
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5 Responses to Productivity Hub 2010 on SP1 Download

  1. Abhi

    Thanks a lot Chris. It was very helpful.

  2. RobAtk


    Thx a mil dude, absoulte life saver

    I’d just rebuilt a site and had the old non SP1 pack and the .bak file bailed on me. Having already downloaded the SP1 content packs, I just copied over the install.ps1 file and your .bak file and all is fine and dandy


  3. Larry W Virden

    So, recently Microsoft announced an updated version of the productivity hub. However, the installation instructions were written for someone who never had installed it.

    If one has already installed productivity hub, do we have to uninstall the old to install the new?

    Isn’t there a way to just update what is already there?

  4. coffee-turtle

    Thank you so much for posting the fix and the file. HUB installation was failing no matter what I tried. Maybe it will be a good weekend after all. :-)
    Thank you.

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