I downloaded SP 1 Mark 2 for both Foundation and Server on 2 different farms.

In both cases, the contents of C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\wpresources were deleted. I have some 3rd party products that deploy files here.

I don't have anti-virus installed. The folders aren't in the recycle bin. The folders were NOT missing immediately after the service pack deployment. It happened some time over the course of 3-4 days.

Is this expected? Can anybody explain what's happening here?

I installed the binaries on my 1 web server and ran psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait and it went through successfully. I've done this many times. I don't think it was a matter of me installing the service pack incorrectly.


wpresources is meant to hold all of the supporting resources for installed web parts. It could be images, additional code, forms, help files, etc.

I don't think, this is SP1 issue, as you mentioned...You install it and run the config wizard via psconfig tool and no issue reported.

Did you run the Config Wizard via GUI after that?

What install in the wpresources folder, may someone uninstall the solution or something?

Also check the ULS / Event Log or more clue.

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  • When you say "installed web parts" do you mean 3rd party web parts? I did not run the Config wizard gui.. only psconfig from powershell. There were images, files, pages (like you said) from the 3rd party web parts I installed. I have 3-4 days of ULS logs to sift through. I don't see anything related to this issue. – spex5 Jun 2 '14 at 21:34
  • yes, i mean 3rd party webparts. try to run the config wizard from gui and then test it. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Jun 2 '14 at 21:43
  • I'd have to try it on another server that doesn't already have the service pack applied. May need time on that. What difference would it make in this case if I run the psconfig via the GUI versus via powershell? – spex5 Jun 2 '14 at 21:45
  • what i beleive, when you run via pwoershell, it only complete 3 steps, after that you have to run from Gui to complete the update. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Jun 2 '14 at 21:48
  • I've never heard that before. Do you have a link to some Microsoft documentation describing the differences? – spex5 Jun 2 '14 at 21:52

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