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Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 June 2013 CU Announcement

Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 June 2013 CU Announcement

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*** Update 7/12 - the June CU for Project Server 2010 has been re-released - please note the new KB numbers,  If anyone installed the earlier release they are strongly advised to install this new release. ***

*** Update 7/1 - we plan on re-releasing the June CU for Project Server 2010 sometime next week assuming all the testing goes ok, and the 2013 version is now released after a short delay. ***

*** Update 6/18 - investigating some issue with the June CU for Project Server 2010 and timesheet submission - you might want to avoid applying this one until we have more info ***

*** More news - this appears to relate to customers in Single Entry Mode where timesheets contain lines that have no data entered. We are working on a fix, but no timelines as I write.  A couple of workarounds we have tried internally -

  • if you add some time to each row (0.01 will do) then the submission will work. Admin tasks with no time are OK.
  • Just send status so that at least you can get the progress on the project
  • Turn off Single Entry Mode - probably not a great workaround as you would need to import timesheet to My Tasks

More info as we have it ***

 

I am very pleased to announce the release of the June 2013 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2007, 2010 and 2013.  Feel free to open a support case if you have any questions around this or need assistance getting these patches deployed.  Remember that this release for the 2010 products, like all CUs since the August 2012 Cumulative Update, has a hard requirement on Service Pack 1 – see notes below.  In most of the KB articles the term hotfix is used in place of Cumulative Update.  They tend to be interchangeable terms – a Cumulative Update is just a hotfix built to a schedule.  I should also point out that the individual Project Server packages are only ‘individual’ in the sense that they do not include the SharePoint patches – they are still cumulative and the June CU will contain all previous CU releases (at least back to the applicable baseline Service Pack (SP1 for 2010, SP3 for 2007 and March PU in the case of Project Server 2013).

An important point for Project Server 2013, as was the case also for the April CU,  is the requirement to load the March 2013 Public Update.  Another important point to add here is that there was an issue with running the SharePoint Configuration Wizard on a server with Project Server 2013 installed – this is fixed by applying the April or June CU – so a good practice would be to load the March PU, then the June CU and then run the configuration wizard (if you didn’t already load the April CU). 

Project and Project Server 2013

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 June CUs from the following articles:

Project Server 2013 Server Rollup Package (recommended):

There is a slight delay in the release of the rollup package – hopefully this will be released in the next couple of weeks (as of 6/14) at

Description of the Project Server 2013 cumulative update package (Project server-package): June 26, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817415

Project Server 2013 Individual Project Package – (cumulative, but only the Project Server fixes):

Description of the Project Server 2013 hotfix package (Projectserverwfe-x-none.msp): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817341

This updates the Project Server database to version 15.0.4510.1000 – and in 2013 with just one database the table to look in is dbo.Versions.  The Versions tables in the other schemas are empty.

Project 2013 Client Package:

Description of the Project 2013 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817338

The client version number will be 15.0.4517.1001 if you want to restrict the client version that can connect to the server. 

We are working on the specific CU installation options for 2013, but the process hasn’t changed from 2010 – so if you are familiar with 2010 patching or read the 2010 instructions below you should be good to go.

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 June CUs from the following articles:

Server Rollup Package(Recommended):

*** Update 7/12 - the June CU has been re-released - please note the new KB numbers,  If anyone installed the earlier release they are strongly advised to install this new release. ***

*** Update 7/1 - expected re-release next week ***

*** Update 6/18 - investigating some issue with the June CU for Project Server 2010 and timesheet submission - you might want to avoid applying this one until we have more info ***

Description of the Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): July 10, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817368

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817530

 

Individual Project Server Package (Cumulative – but only the Project Server patches):

Only required if you do not install the Server Rollup.

Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): July 10, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817378

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817538

The Project Server databases will be updated to version 14.0.7102.5000

Project 2010 Client Package:

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817385

The client version number is 14.0.7102.5000, in case you want to limit the connection of certain patched release to Project Server 2010.

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.

As mentioned above, and at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2012/07/18/project-server-2010-from-august-2012-cumulative-update-onwards-you-will-also-need-to-load-sp1.aspx – the August Cumulative Update requires your client and server to already be at the Service Pack 1 (SP1) level – if you get a message saying the patch does not apply to your system then this may be the reason.

SP1 for the Project Server 2010 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26636

SP1 for the Project Professional 2010 client can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26635 for the 32-bit and http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26627 for the 64-bit.

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.   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

No fixes this month for Project 2007 – but there is a fix for Project Server 2007.  Also listing the WSS and SharePoint patches for reference.  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.

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

Project Server 2007 package

Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760818

Server Rollup Packages: Listing the WSS and SharePoint roll-up packages..

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update server hotfix package (WSS server-package): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817329

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): June 11, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817328

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

Server Pack 3 for Project and Project Server 2007 has been released.  While not required for the August CU, we strongly recommend that you install it as it contains a number of patches to improve performance and reliability.  The following blog goes into more detail about SP3.

Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Availability

http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/10/25/office-2007-and-sharepoint-2007-service-pack-3-availability.aspx

SP3 may be optional, however, 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: (For reference – there were no fixes released for Project 2007 client in this cycle)

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.

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
  • Any news on service pack 2 for project 2010 - b'sides a summer release? Any more accurate ETA?

  • Hi Ed, I could probably go as far as saying it won't be before the summer  ;) - but sorry - I don't have anything concrete I can share.

    Best regards,

    Brian.

  • Hi, Brian

    I'm not able to download this hot fix through the link below:

    support.microsoft.com/.../en-us

    When I click on Click on “Hotfix Download Available”, the next screen doesn't allow me to progress, giving an "Error on page", on the browser bottom left bar. Any idea why? Is there any other way I can get this hot fix?

    Thanks,

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