K2 have picked up an issue with their setup manager, it seems that it wipes the custom categories that are created when you do a “Repair” or “Configure” in the Setup Manager. Apparently this only applies to those who have done a clean install not an update from 4.5. The steps to fix the issue are below:
- Extract the Product.Config file from the product setup.
- Copy the extracted Product.Config to the setup folder of your k2 install. normally it is “C:\Program Files(x86)\K2 Blackpearl’\Setup”.
Ensure that you download the latest installer first:
For the full KB article click here.
I was at a client the other day and had a messed up issue with installing K2 Blackpoint there. I had taken the install files we had used to setup K2 at my office, and at other clients, as well as the latest updates for Blackpoint.
When I started installing K2, it kept telling me that SharePoint Foundation 2010 was not supported. This was weird since the client had SP Enterprise 2010 installed, and no matter what I tried, it just wouldn’t install the SharePoint components. So on a wing and a prayer, I downloaded the latest full release from the K2 site, which was only one version up from the install I was using.
It turns out that this install worked correctly, which I found very odd considering I had used the first package to setup blackpoint with SP Enterprise 2010 at the office two days before.
So, lesson learnt? Probably not, but I will always try to remember to make sure I have the latest version of K2 when installing it in the future.