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Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 December CU 2010 are (mostly) Live!

Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 December CU 2010 are (mostly) Live!

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Great News!  The latest Cumulative Updates (CU) for Project and Project Server 2010 and 2007 have been released.  There was a problem found in both the 2007 and 2010 Server Rollup Packages which required a fix and for the patches to be rebuilt.  The current guidance is that we should see it released during the week of 12/27/2010.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these patches deployed.

Additionally, you are welcome to join us on TechNet for a webcast on January 11, 2011, 8:00 am Pacific Time, where we will be discussing this issues in detail and answering questions regarding the December Cumulative Update.  The information on this webcast can be found at the URL below.

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative December Update (Level 200) - January 11, 2011, 8:00 am Pacific Time

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032454956

Project and Project Server 2010

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

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/projectserver/gg176680.aspx

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 December CU from the following articles:

Server Rollup Packages:

ETA for release is the week of 12/27/2010.

ETA for release is the week of 12/27/2010.

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    • Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package, Project server-package): December 14, 2010

Project Client Package:

Available Now

Client Installation:

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.

Project and Project Server 2007

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.

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239177.aspx

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.

 

The Server 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 (~200MB each) but they will greatly simplify MOSS patch deployment.

You can read about the fixes included in the December CU from the following articles:

Note:  There was an issue found in the Server Rollup patches so they are currently unavailable until the issue is fixed and a new set of patches built.  The links below are where you will be able to access the articles when they become available.  We are working towards a release date during the week of 12/27/2010.  Both the Server and Client Project packages are fine and are ok to install.

Server Rollup Packages:

ETA for release is the week of 12/27/2010.

Available Now

Individual Product Packages:

ETA for release is the week of 12/27/2010.

Available Now

Available Now

Client Installation:

In order to install this hotfix, you will need to have Microsoft Project 2007 SP2 installed on the client.

Once we know that SP2 is installed, you will install the hotfix by performing the following steps:

  NOTE: Microsoft strongly recommends testing within a NON-Production environment prior to rollout. 

  1. Download the hotfix from either the KB Article or by using the information at the end of this email.
  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 SP1 client.

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!

Comments
  • Project Server 2010 CU links are broken

  • They are not broken leale - as mentioned above, these links are expected to go live this week, just not there yet...

  • Previously back in time on this blog or on Brian's or Christophe's blog under "Individual Product Packages" there where also a WSS package listed. See for example blogs.technet.com/.../february-2010-cumulative-update-cu-for-project-server-2007-office-sharepoint-server-2007-wss-and-project-2007-now-available.aspx

    Why is that not listed anymore? Or should I use the update named "Description of the SharePoint Server 2007" under "Individual Product Packages" although I do not have MOSS?

    Best Regards

    Tom

  • Hi Tom,

    There is a move towards the rollup packages being used as the normal update - to keep everything up to date.  You can certainly load the SharePoint rollup, but if you have need for the specific WSS one (or any other single server one) they are generally availably via a support call.  The WSS one is actually support.microsoft.com/.../2458600.

    Best regards,

    Brian.

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