During a planned quarterly maintenance window, wanted to patch SharePoint 2013 servers with available hot fixes and cumulative updates (CU). As the first step, From Microsoft site http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn789211%28v=office.14%29, requested hot fixes, Received an E-mail with hot fix links, downloaded those hot fixes and extracted to individual folders as in the below screen.
When trying to patch SharePoint 2013 servers with those hot fixes, installation failed suddenly with an error "The installation of this package failed".
Navigated to "%Tmp%" location and tried catching the root cause of the failure from the log file generated "opatchinstall.txt". Found these lines while scanning through the log file: "Getting the data from file <path location> UBERSRV_2.cab"
Solution is simple! Just place all three extracted files together in the same folder and re-run the hot fix installation. It went through well after moving cab files in to the same folder where the hot fix installer ubersrv.exe was placed.
You might also like:
SharePoint Usage Reports
Usage reports, collaboration and audit for SharePoint.
Document SharePoint Farm
Automatically generate SharePoint documentation.