Yesterday Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint 2010 was made available. SP1 contains a number of important fixes that improve the SharePoint experience for our customers. With the recommendation to install SP1 for SharePoint came a recommendation to ALSO deploy the June Cumulative Update (CU) for SharePoint simultaneously.
It’s worth explaining this recommendation in detail and answering some common questions about how / why we made this recommendation.
First, to explain the difference between SP1 and the June CU.
The recommended approach is to apply Service Pack 1 and the June CU into an environment together. Because the packages changed by the June CU supersede SP1, the order of installation isn’t critical. If you install the CU before SP1, the packages that the CU updated won’t be overwritten by SP1. Because the June CU is from a later build than SP1, many will be comfortable installing SP1 first, and then applying the CU.
A separate topic of conversation is the order in which you should apply SharePoint Foundation vs. SharePoint Server Updates. Per the guidance from the SharePoint team, when applying SP1 or the CU it is recommended to apply the Foundation packages before applying the server packages.
The recommended order of installation is as follows:
Update Foundation first: SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack June 2011 CU for SharePoint Foundation 2010
Then SharePoint Server: SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Service Pack 1 for Server Language Pack 2010 June 2011 CU for SharePoint Server 2010
You can then run the Configuration Wizard (PSConfig) one time on all boxes.
Some links which will help in planning and executing your SharePoint 2010 SP1 and SharePoint 2010 June CU deployment:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx – Updates for SharePoint Products http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806326.aspx – SharePoint Foundation Updates http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806329.aspx – SharePoint Server Updates http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510766 – List of all SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 Packages http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2532120 – Technical Details about the SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Office Server 2010 releases http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2536599 – Description of the June CU for SharePoint Server 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff806338.aspx – Install a Software Update for SharePoint Server 2010
While installing SP1 and June CU for Sharepoint 2010, I am getting an Error : "The expected version of the product was not found on your system"
Can anyone suggest any possible workaround ?
The June 2011 Cumulative Update includes SP1 so you do not need to install SP1. I've installed it in a couple of production environments already.
Do we need to install Foundation 2010 SP1? Does the SP1 from June 24, 2011 include June cummulative and should we install it? Thanks. Please email me at jc(at)cyberpine(dot)com. Thanks.