Finally also the February 2011 CU for the SharePoint 2010 product family has been released. The MOSS 2007 fixes have been released rougly two weeks ago.
Some of the KB articles are not yet available (as usual it will take a couple more days to get these through the required release process) but the fixes can already be downloaded.
As soon as the KB articles are live they can be found at the following locations:
The Full Server Packages for February 2011 CU can be downloaded here:
For the 2010 Server Products it is sufficient to install the SharePoint Server 2010 package as it includes the SharePoint Foundation package.
Related Update Centers:
Thank you very much for posting this (and staying up late to do it). Hopefully this fixes issues that I've been having. I appreciate the "As Is" support from your blog in regards to the updates. Keep up the great work!
I had a look at the SharePoint Update Center (technet.microsoft.com/.../ff800847.aspx) which says: "We recommend that you always install SharePoint Foundation 2010 patches before you install SharePoint Server 2010 patches. This best practice ensures that you will be successful when installing updates."
You say and it's sufficient to install the full server package as it includes the foundation patches, which I believe is true. Shouldn't the update center say the same in order to publish consistent information?
Thanks for publishing the CU notifier posts!
the article was written with the assumption of the original design that SPF and SPS fixes would be two different packages.
What this article tries to prevent is an SPS fix which is higher than the SPF fix.
You can see this from this sentence: "...The software update system is designed to be flexible enough to allow you to install updates in any order..."
The WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 design is in this way and here we indeed recommend to install WSS 3.0 fixed before MOSS 2007 fixes.
But with SPS 2010 separating the SPF fixes from the SPS fixes was not possible as there are some dependencies between SPF and SPS 2010.
With other words:
MOSS 2007 can run if the MOSS patch level is higher than the WSS patch level but with SPS 2010 this is not possible.
That's why both are packaged together.
Dude, you are awesome! Thanks for the updated info. I have been following you since MCMS2002 and now that I am 100% in SharePoint, I find your posts as valuable. We feel you are our back-door to MS Support, sometimes we just need someone to make sense of it all.
Thanks again Stefan!
It seems like all the links for the kb's is wrong :-( Can't even find the kbs at support.microsoft.com/kb
Do you know why?
seems you did not try all the KB links and you did not read the post completely.
As written in my blog "Some of the KB articles are not yet available".
The 2007 links work.
KB articles are released a couple of days/weeks after the fixes as they have to go through edit review.
The hotfix download links should work.
No, I just tried all related to 2010. CU3 patch caused a lot of trouble for us, so I have been waiting for February patch :-) Already downloaded the patch, so I need to start testing.
Thank you for your quick respond
We have been having issues trying to install this update. After the initial SharePoint Configuration Wizard failed, after running the steps of KB939308, we still get the following errors upgrading the farm:
PS C:\> psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -wait
SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard version 14.0.4762.1000. Copyright (C) Micr
osoft Corporation 2010. All rights reserved.
Performing configuration task 1 of 4
Initializing SharePoint Products upgrade...
Waiting to get a lock to upgrade the farm.
Successfully initialized SharePoint Products upgrade.
Performing configuration task 2 of 4
Initiating the upgrade sequence...
Successfully initiated the upgrade sequence.
Performing configuration task 3 of 4
Upgrading SharePoint Products...
Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products.
An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyExcept
ion was thrown. Additional exception information: An update conflict has occurred,
and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade-20110309
-141850-321 was updated by DOMAIN\user, in the PSCONFIG (3156) process, o
n machine MACHINENAME. View the tracing log for more information about the conflic
Total number of configuration settings run: 3
Total number of successful configuration settings: 2
Total number of unsuccessful configuration settings: 1
Successfully stopped the configuration of SharePoint Products.
Configuration of SharePoint Products failed. Configuration must be performed befor
e you use SharePoint Products. For further details, see the diagnostic log located
at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS\PS
CDiagnostics_3_9_2011_14_18_42_272_416955813.log and the application event log.
this is a common issue. See here how to resolve:
About the SPUpdatedConcurrencyException issue, we have already completed the steps of KB 939308 but the problem still happens.
I've just got my SPS2010 set up, can i just apply the latest CU?
yes. There is no further prerequesit.
Has the SharePoint "Server" February 2011 CU been pulled back by Microsoft. I recently installed it on a farm and now trying to download it again, but the link is broken?
the fix download is available. I just double checked using the links above.