The October 2011 Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 have now been released. The 2007 Server packages that were withdrawn for a short period are now re-built and available.
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.
For 2010 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 October CU is cumulative so does contain all that was shipped in the June and August CU so if you haven’t installed the June or August CU then you can just install the October 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:
Server Rollup Package(Recommended):
Description of the Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): October 25, 2011
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): October 25, 2011
Project Client Package:
Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011
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
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.
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.
Server Rollup Packages:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update server hotfix package (WSS server-package): October 25, 2011
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): October 25, 2011
Individual Product Packages:
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011
Description of the Office Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011
Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011
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. As Service Pack 3 is also now available then you may wish to install this instead and I have included links for both SP2 and SP3 below..
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
Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP3
Description of the 2007 Office Servers SP3 and of the 2007 Office Servers Language Pack SP3
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.
In order to install this hotfix, you will need to have Microsoft Project 2007 SP2 installed on the client. Again, as SP3 is now also available I have included links for both below.
Description of Office Project 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Description of Office Project 2007 SP3 and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 SP3
Once we know that SP2 or SP3 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!