K2 Package and Deploy Error primaryCatalog configuration missing

Developing in K2 SmartForms

I recently upgraded a clients K2 installation to the current version 4.6.6 everything went swimmingly well.   It wasn’t until after I went to deploy an updated Smartforms package that I ran into the following error:

The sourceCode.extensibility.primaryCatalog configuration section is missing

It’s not uncommon for K2 updates to over-right settings in the K2HostServer.exe.Config.  So, I ended up repairing the K2 Package and Deployment application by just running the K2 Package and Deployment Setup Manager.

It turns out that this is a known issue and outlined in the KB article KB001569 – it appears that this is also applicable to upgrading a K2 Blackpearl Installation.

From the KB: After repairing a K2 Blackpearl installation, the Package and Deployment installation within the same environment does not function correctly, and an error stating‘System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: The sourceCode.extensibility.primaryCatalog configuration section is missing…’ is given.

Workaround: After repairing K2 Blackpearl, the Package and Deployment ‘reconfigure’ option must be chosen from the K2 Package and Deployment Setup Manager.

Here’s a link to the KB Article – KB001569: K2 Package and Deployment (4.13210.1.0) Known Issues List

After rerunning the K2 Package and Deployment Setup Manager everything seemed to be working again.

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