It did not take long for Microsoft to release crm 4 rollup 2. It is ready for download and it is a cumulative rollup which means all fixes from roll up 1 are included.
You can download it here:
There are many new fixes included in this rollup. An additional advantage is that this rollup is much smaller than rollup 1. Check out these file size differences:
Client install for rollup 1 76
Client install for rollup 2 4.1 MB (and this includes all fixes in rollup 1)
So far we have not found any adverse effects of rollup 1 or rollup 2. However, be very careful as customizations can only be moved (imported/exported) between servers at the same rollup level.
Update – a few issues have been encountered, but nothing catastrophic:
Issue 1 encountered. After installing rollup 2 users are unable to publish workflows.
This is apparently hit and miss and does not happen all the time, but for some reason the rollup 2 sometimes does not make some necessary change to the web.config. The fix is to remove rollup 2 then re-install rollup 2. When in doubt try again.
If this does not fix it – then a manual edit of the web.config file is necessary. Apparently the installer has issues adding this:
existing lines here........
<authorizedType Assembly="mscorlib, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" Namespace="System.Globalization" TypeName="CultureInfo" Authorized="True"/>
Issue 2 encountered. After installing rollup 2 sometimes the IFD configuration is nuked. After installing rollup 2 check the IFD settings right away.
Issue 3 encountered. The installer for rollup 1 and 2 quits with an error with ..BuildVersion.
The error is: “Action Microsoft.Crm.UpdateWrapper.DBRemoveAction failed.
Invalid object name ‘demo_jody_MSCRM..BuildVersion’
This took MS many weeks to figure out, but the issue ends up being databases with a dash “-” in the name. The installer currently can not handle dashes. The workaround is simple. Simply disabled, then delete all organizations with a dash in the name as they probably have dashes in the database name too. Once rollup 2 is installed, those organizations can be installed just fine.