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Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 April CU 2011 are Live!

Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 April CU 2011 are 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 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 3/7/2010.(Oops - too eager with the cut and paste from February!) 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 where we will be discussing this issues in detail and answering questions regarding the February Cumulative Update. The information on this webcast can be found at the URL below.

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server May 2011 Software Update (Level 200)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032455143

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.

You can read about the fixes included in the Project and Project Server April CUs from the following articles:

Server Rollup Package(Recommended):

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package, Project server-package): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512801

Individual Project Server Package:

Only required if you do not install the Server Rollup.

Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2516483

Project Client Package:

 

Description of the Office Project 2010 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2516479

More information on deploying the Cumulative Update:

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 SharePoint Server 2010 we strongly recommend that you install the Project Server 2010 Server Rollup Package as there are a large number of individual server packages for SharePoint Server.  The Project Server 2010 Server Rollup Package contains all the patches released in this Cumulative Update for SharePoint Foundation Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010.

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 but they will greatly simplify your Project Server patch deployment.

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.

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

Server Rollup Packages:

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (WSS server-package): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512783

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update server hotfix package (MOSS server-package): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512782

Individual Product Packages:

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512780

Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp):April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2512784

Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp):April 26, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534046

More information on deploying the Cumulative Update:

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.

Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953338

Description of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 and of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953334

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 but they will greatly simplify MOSS patch deployment.

Client Installation:

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

Description of Office Project 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953326

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
  • "released during the week of 3/7/2010" is 3/7/2010 right?

  • Good catch Jay - just updated that piece, cut and paste gets me every time!

    Thanks,

    Brian.

  • Why are the KBs describing what a hotfix does released after the actual hotfix?

  • Hi Dennis, just the way the process sometimes works. Usually the delay is very short - but sometimes there may have been a last minute change in the contents of the hotfix - or the review of the documentation has meant we need to re-word the KB to better describe what has been fixed.

    Best regards,

    Brian.

  • KBs 2523131, 2523132, 2523133 seems not be available. Those KBs refered in the KB 2512801. Tried both public and Premier sites.

    support.microsoft.com/.../2523131

  • Hi Brian we found out the the April CU rollup package for Project Server 2007 x64 is not working it says that no Product is installed and update is not installed. I installed the same Package on our productiv system with is x86 there it performed without any errors.

    With the WSS rollup package we did't get any errors so it seams only the Project/MOSS package has an error.

    Regards

    Florian

  • Hi Flo - I am not aware of any errors with that package and have used it on my own servers.  Are you sure you have SP2 installed?  For a while we have required SP2 for the 2007 CU's so this is one reason you might see that warning.

    Best regards,

    Brian

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