SharePoint 2010: "the update is not applicable to your computer”


If you install SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 you will probably get this error when using search and other services:

Unrecognized attribute 'allowInsecureTransport'


If you do a little web searching you will find that you need this update:

KB976462: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=23806&wa=wsignin1.0


If you have already installed SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 then go ahead and run this patch. But, be aware: “Service Applications that have been successfully provisioned without the update installed may need to be removed and re-provisioned once the update has been successfully applied”


If you start a new server build and try to install this patch you will get:

"the update is not applicable to your computer"

You must install the SharePoint 2010 prerequisites first, then install this patch.


Then I got this error: (but only on my second build! Go figure…)

“Failed to create sample data”

and found the fix here:  (and then restarted the Configuration Wizard)



Here is the correct install order (or at least what worked for me):

  1. Install Windows Server 2008 (I installed 2008 R2 Standard and did no additional configuration except for networking)
  2. If you are going to rename the server, do it before installing SharePoint (or at least before you install SQL Server).
  3. Run the SharePoint install and click “Install SharePoint 2010 prerequisites” and complete this install.
  4. Now install the “patch” (you will need to restart after the install)
  5. Now return to the SharePoint install and click “Install SharePoint Server”


Just in case you are curious… the SQL Server installed with a “standalone” install is the 64bit version of SQL Express:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (X64)
       Mar 29 2009 10:11:52
       Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation
       Express Edition (64-bit) on
        Windows NT 6.1 <X64> (Build 7600: ) (VM)




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