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Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2013 CU Announcement

Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2013 CU Announcement

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I am very pleased to announce the release of the August 2013 Cumulative Update (CU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 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 August CU will contain all previous CU releases (at least back to the applicable baseline Service Pack (SP1 for 2010 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 August CU and then run the configuration wizard (if you didn’t already load the April CU).

Finally. the August 2013 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 is the first patch that can be installed with Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 SP2.

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 August CUs from the following articles:

Project Server 2013 Server Rollup Package (recommended):

Description of the Project Server 2013 cumulative update package (Project server-package): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817615

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): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817508

This updates the Project Server database to version 15.0.4525.1000 – 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): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817502

The client version number will be 15.0.4535.1000 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.

Also note that Click to Run installations will be automatically patched, usually within a month.  Installations in Enterprise Environments that have been modified will be deployed based on the schedule determined by your Administrator.

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 August CUs from the following articles:

Server Rollup Package(Recommended):

*** Update 9/13/2013 - Please see http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/09/13/project-server-2010-august-2013-cumulative-update-installation-latest.aspx ***

*** Update 9/12/2013 - There appears to be an issue - hold off installing for now - see http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/09/12/project-server-2010-service-pack2-and-august-2013-cumulative-update-installation-issues.aspx

Also note there is a re-release if you follow the link below***

Description of the Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817573

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): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817587

The Project Server databases will be updated to version 14.0.7104.5000

Project 2010 Client Package:

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817584

The client version number is 14.0.7106.5000, 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.

 

Client Installation:

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.

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  • Hi, The client version that is showing for me is 14.0.7105.5000. Can you help me understand what happened? Tried to search a KB by this build number and couldn't find anything. Thanks a lot!

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