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Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1170)

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KB001170 updates all K2 blackpearl 4.5 and K2 blackpoint 4.5 installations with the latest product hotfixes, as detailed below. The installer will update K2 4.5 32-bit and 64-bit installations.

Update Options

  • For customers who already have K2 blackpearl 4.5 or K2 blackpoint 4.5 installed, download and install this update.
  • For customers who will be creating a new installation of K2 blackpearl 4.5 or K2 blackpoint 4.5, download the full K2 4.5 with KB001170 installer from portal.k2.com.

Issues Resolved

The following issues have been fixed and are contained within this update:

KB001146 - Hotfix: Configuring the remoting thread timeout in the K2Server.setup file Configuration is required on an individual basis please read the KB article for exact details.
KB001142 - Hotfix: Configurable option added to InfoPathService.asmx (RuntimeServices) to differentiate between Process level and Activity level XML being updated when a User Actions a Worklist Item Configuration is required on an individual basis please read the KB article for exact details.
KB001133 - Hotfix: Enhancement - K2 Server failover capabilities
KB001169 - Hotfix: K2 4.5 High Priority Fixes

This update includes the hotfixes included in previous K2 4.5 Updates, so there is no need to install the updates listed below as well. The following links are provided for reference to view the enhancements and resolved issues contained within the previous updates:

KB001040 - Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1040)
KB001070 - Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1070)
KB001090 - Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1090)
KB001110 - Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1110)
KB001140 - Update K2 4.5 (4.10060.1.1140)

Known Issue

When upgrading from K2 blackpoint 4.5 (4.10060.1140.0) with the K2 for SharePoint 2010 Beta and Visual Studio 2010 components installed to K2 blackpearl 4.5 (4.10060.1170.0), the K2 for SharePoint Beta and Visual Studio 2010 components will not be upgraded because K2 blackpearl 4.5 (4.10060.1170.0) does not contain any K2 for SharePoint 2010 Beta or Visual Studio 2010 components. This will cause certain of the K2 blackpoint 4.5 (4.10060.1140.0) with the K2 for SharePoint 2010 Beta and Visual Studio 2010 components to remain behind on the new install for example, K2 blackpoint>K2 blackpoint Setup Manager will appear in the start menu.

Therefore any processes created using the K2 for SharePoint 2010 Beta and Visual Studio 2010 components will not be upgraded and will not be accessible from K2 blackpearl 4.5 (4.10060.1170.0).

Recommendation: It is recommended that clients wait for the next K2 Update release before upgrading from K2 blackpoint 4.5 to K2 blackpearl 4.5.


The latest K2 4.5 Update is available as an independent installation package that can be found at the following locations:
For K2 blackpearl 4.5 https://portal.k2.com/downloads/bp/default.aspx
For K2 blackpoint 4.5 https://portal.k2.com/downloads/k2blackpoint/default.aspx.

Installation Prerequisites

The following are prerequisites to K2 4.5 Update (4.10060.1.1170):

  • K2 blackpearl 4.5 (4.10060.1.0)
  • K2 blackpoint 4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

Installation Steps

The K2 4.5 Update (4.10060.1.1170) installation package must be installed by running the K2 Update Manager (K2Setup.exe) found within the update package.

Note: This update package should be installed on all machines that have K2 components installed. The Configuration Manager will only be run for the K2 Server, K2 for SharePoint, and K2 Designer for SharePoint. This update should be installed on machines running K2 blackpearl 4.5 (4.10060.1.0) or K2 blackpoint 4.5 (4.10060.1.0)

To install this package, follow the steps below:

  1. Welcome Screen
    The Welcome Screen introduces the K2 Update Manager. An installation log will be created by default. Click Next to continue.
  2. Version Check
    The Checking for Latest Version Screen presents the K2 4.5 version to be installed and connects to the K2 Portal to determine what the most recent Update version available is.
    Verion Check
  3. Components to Update
    The Components to Update page lists the K2 Components that the update manager will update. Click Update to continue.
  4. K2 Server
    The K2 Server must be stopped for the duration of the patch. If the server is running a warning screen will appear requesting that the K2 server be stopped.
  5. Reset IIS
    The K2 Update Manager will request and perform a reset of IIS.
  6. Ready
    The K2 Update Manager will install the update, and will show the progress of the update via the progress bars on the screen.
  7. Finished
    Once the update has completed installing, the wizard will show you the finished screen. A link to the log file that is created is available on this screen. Click Finish to close the installer.
  8. Configuration Manager
    After the K2 Update Manager finishes, the K2 Configuration Manager will run and must be allowed to complete to fully install and configure the new update.
    Note: If the K2 Configuration Manager does not complete successfully, the update will not be installed properly and your K2 installation will not function correctly.

Components to Update

K2 4. Update (4.10060.1.1170) will update and configure the following components:

  • K2 Server
  • K2 for SharePoint
  • K2 Designer for SharePoint


Updated Files

Download the PDF from the right hand menu bar for a list of updated files and the associated file versions.