Service Pack 1

SharePoint Foundation Search Broken after installing Service Pack 1 (Update with fix)

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint was released a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it appears to break Search in SharePoint Foundation and it doesn’t look like we will see a fix until the April 2014 Cumulative Update is released at the earliest.

More Details can be found in this article “SharePoint Foundation 2013 broken search experience

I have seen this problem first hand on two SharePoint Foundation sites. Others are reporting that the problem occurs after installing KB2850058.

The bad news is that this update cannot be rolled back. Once installed your choices are put up with broken search or install a new SharePoint Foundation farm.


UPDATE: 24 March 2014

Microsoft have released a fix to resolve the issue:


SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft have released Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2013 Foundation and Server. Here is a quick round up of what’s new.

*** Update: Service Pack 1 re-released fixes Search issue.

WARNING: Search issue with SharePoint Foundation after installing Service Pack 1

Compatibility with new stuff:

  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Fixes for users with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11


  • Service Pack 1 rolls up previous cumulative updates and hot fixes. No need to install the March 2013 CU for SharePoint before installing later updates.

New Features:

  • Support for OData JSON light – allows developers to select the level of metadata returned by requests.
  • Ability to turn off the SharePoint News Feed and replace it with a Yammer feed.

One Drive:

  • SkyDrive Pro has been renamed to One Drive for Business

SharePoint Service Pack 1 can be downloaded from TechNet.

Related to this is Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 (including Office RT for Surface users) which was released at the same time.