*** Update *** 11/18/2010 - The issues have now been resolved and the links to the revised updates are now available. The KB number is unchanged, but the Revision Number on the article is 2.0 and the version of the patch is 14.0.5128.5003. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. This only applies to KB 2394322 (link below) and 2394320 (which isn't in the links below)
***Update*** Please see the latest information on potential issues with the October CU at http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2010/11/08/critical-information-about-the-sharepoint-server-2010-october-cumulative-update.aspx
*** Update *** Reminder, the TechNet Webcast giving more details of this cumulative update:
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada), TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative October Update – with Adrian Jenkins and Brian Smith.
Great News! The latest Cumulative Updates (CU) for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2007 have been released. You can download them directly from the links in the KB articles.
This include a number of fixes, so Microsoft strongly recommends that you test this in a test environment based on your production environment before putting this fix live in production.
The article below provides information on how to deploy the Project Server Cumulative Update.
Updates for Project Server 2010
As Project Server 2010 is now based on the MOSS we strongly recommend that you install the Server Rollup Packages as there are a large number of individual server packages for MOSS. There is a set of two rollup packages which contains all the fixes for SharePoint Foundation Server, MOSS and Project Server. Both Server Rollup Packages should be installed to ensure that the underlying technology that Project Server depends on is up to date.
For those accustomed to Project Server 2007 Cumulative Updates, you should note that the MOSS Server Rollup Package does not contain the Project Server patches. You will need to make sure that you install the MOSS + Project Server Rollup Package (the link is provided below). As in Project Server 2007, the Server Rollup Packages are much larger (~150MB each) but they will greatly simplify your Project Server patch deployment.
You can read about the fixes included in the October CU from the following articles:
Installation of the client patch is straightforward and is the same as it was in Project 2007. The instructions for installing the client patch are below.
NOTE: Microsoft strongly recommends testing within a NON-Production environment prior to rollout.
1. Download the hotfix from the link in the KB Article.
2. Extract the patch package by running the .exe file that you downloaded.
3. Run the extracted .exe file to apply the patch to your Project Professional/Standard client.
Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007)
Service Pack 2 for both WSS and Office Servers 2007 are required for this Cumulative Update. The KB articles below provide information on how to download and install SP2 if you have not already done so.
Note: The SP2 Requirement is new as of the August 2010 Project and Project Server 2007 Cumulative Updates.
Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2
Description of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 and of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 2
The Server 2007 CU is released in two different versions. The first version is in Individual Packages specific to a particular product like WSS and Project Server. These are smaller downloads but they do not include language packs or patches for other products so patches for those products would have to be downloaded and installed separately.
The second version is the Server Rollup Packages. This is a set of two rollup packages which contains all the fixes for WSS, Project Server and MOSS. These packages should be used when MOSS is part of the deployment and/or you have language packs installed. The Server Rollup Packages are much larger (~100MB each) but they will greatly simplify MOSS patch deployment.
Once we know that SP2 is installed, you will install the hotfix by performing the following steps:
Feel free to open a support incident at http://support.microsoft.com if you run into any issues with the installation and we will be happy to help!
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