The August 2011 Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 have now been released.  *** Update 9/7/2011 - rollup package now posted **** We did find a late issue with the SharePoint Foundation CU during our testing which we have identified and will need to re-build.  This does however mean that the server rollup patches will be delayed too – as they contain the SharePoint Foundation bits.  The current estimate is that these rollup packages will be available late next week.  The server rollup patch is the preferred patch because it contains the fixes for all of the server technologies used by Project Server 2010  The individual server patch is available should you need an August fix for Project Server before next week.  It should also allow you to start testing the Project specific fixes right away. 

This delay does not affect the August 2011 Cumulative Update for Project and Project Server 2007.

As always, we want to encourage you to test any CUs with a recent copy of your production database before deploying into production so that we can catch any problems, and fix them, in test before they start impacting a live environment.

We should also remind you that we recommend applying Service Pack 1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh272536.aspx.  This article makes many references to the June CU – the August CU is cumulative so does contain all that was shipped in the June CU so if you haven’t installed the June CU then you can just install the August CU (and SP1).  More details of SP1 can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2011/06/28/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-sp1-for-microsoft-project-and-project-server-2010.aspx and the downloads listed at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510766.  Q&A from the SP1 TechNet webcast can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2011/07/11/project-server-2010-sp1-and-june-cu-questions-and-answers.aspx.

So without any further ado, here is the information:

August 2011 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010

Server Rollup Package(Recommended):

(ETA 9/9/2011)

Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package, Project server-package): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553049

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): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553047

Project Client Package:

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2584056

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.

August 2011 CU for Microsoft Office Project and Project Server 2007

Server Rollup Packages:

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package (WSS server-package): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553022

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553020

Individual Product Packages:

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553019

Description of the Office Project Server 2007 hotfix package (pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553024

Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp):August 30, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553105

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!