As many times used in our daily business, we’re used to ask for “Build number” rather than “Service Pack or Patch level”. Because of some confusion of the customers and for transparency I’ll provide here a list of the most relevant Build numbers and its related KB Numbers.
Build Matrix for other SharePoint versions are found here:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (aka. MOSS/WSS) Build NumbersSharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU's?
Used abbreviations: MSF2010* = SharePoint Foundation (WSSv4); SPS2010* = SharePoint Server 2010
Note: The bits of RTM version are shown in central admin page with Build number “14.0.4762.1000” but it’s actually “14.0.4763.1000” - So no worry about ;-) In case of early publishing, some KB article might not be available right away while the download links already working. Please consider, that delay’s in publishing the according KB articles will be expected!
Last Update: 2013-03-20
)** -> Marked with this is a post SP1 Hotfix! SP1 is mandatory to install any CU later! August 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010 and later will only install on a server/farm which has SP1 installed!
R! -> This marks updates with detected Regressions!
MSF2010 * (Download Links)
Note: Due to early posting, sometimes the KB-articles and Descriptions for the updates are not directly working! So please expect some delay in final publishing of the KB's! But the Download Links should work almost immediately!
)** = August 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010 and any later will only install on a server/farm which has SP1 installed.
SPS2010 * (Download Links)
Note for SP1: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest updates for SharePoint Server 2010. This service pack includes two main categories of fixes:
If you are currently on any Build stage prior or equal April 2011 CU, please perform the update as follows:
The SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard or "psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” should be run once on every server in the farm following the final update installed.
Q: Is it true that installing only the server packages would be sufficient as they contain the foundation packages anyway? A: We recommend installing the SharePoint Foundation 2010 packages followed by the SharePoint Server 2010 packages to ensure all binaries are properly updated as a best practice; however, Server packages will include the Foundation package so they could be installed independently. The June CU does not include all of the files included in Service Pack 1 so should be installed following Service Pack 1. In order to ensure everything is up to date, you will need to install both packages.
Note for June 2011 CU: Re-released due to some known problems, described in the according KB articles to the hotfixes! See more here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/07/12/june-2011-cu-for-sharepoint-2010-has-been-re-released.aspx
If not having downloaded the latest version for June CU (14.0.6106.5002), please get the fresh bits again and install them on top to ensure that you have the fixed packages in place!
Dependency between SP1 and June 11 CU!! It is not a recommendation or advice, it is a must, as it is clearly specified on the SP1 KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460045
Known issue: After you install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 or SharePoint Server 2010 SP1, you must also install the corresponding June 2011 Cumulative Update refresh package. For more information about these updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint Foundation server-package): June 30, 2011 2536599 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2536599/)
Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): June 30, 2011
June 11 CU - New FIM bits implemented! With the June 2011 CU package, there is also a new FIM release (ForeFront Identitiy Manager aka "missclient.exe") published. Where before, the FIM showed up with version 4.0.2450.11, you'll after installing June 2011 CU notice, that it will come up now in version 4.0.2450.34 yet.
Uninstall or Disable Office Web Apps? Use this guide to chose whether Office web apps might be required or should be uninstalled.
Also related: http://blogs.technet.com/b/steve_chen/archive/2011/06/07/3433939.aspx
Posts by CAPES: SharePoint 2010 SP1 and the June Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010
Office 2010 Service Pack 1: Five Common questions regarding the Service Pack
Note: With the February 2011 CU we also will have a SharePoint Designer 2010 hotfix package available! KB 2496947 Description of the SharePoint Designer 2010 hotfix package, February 22, 2011 Download link: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2496947&kbln=en-us
Background Information of Cumulative Update (CU)
Cumulative update packages for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 containing hotfixes for the issues that were fixed since the release of SharePoint foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. They are sometimes also called “Uber Package”.
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on all servers in the farm with SharePoint 2010 installed. As usually, you should start with the server, hosting the central admin and finishing it there, after all other servers has been updated as well! The other servers now can run the psconfig wizard in parallel (on MOSS we had to run them sequentially, one by one).
Recommended Update sequence of packages:
As commented by the escalation folks at Microsoft, it should be sufficient to apply only the SharePoint Server2010 “Uber” packages (aka MOSS14; SPS2010) as these contains the SharePoint Foundation packages (aka WSSv4; MSF2010) as well. But still there is a recommendation to stick on the "old common" approach...
Resource: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010 - Updates | TechNet
Extract: Best practice (this is my opinion and is the result of daily support challenges and issues, that are related to this process!)
For any given build you may find that it is not necessary to install a SharePoint Foundation 2010 update before you install a SharePoint Server 2010 update. This flexibility in the installation sequence is part of the software update system design. However, there might be times where it is necessary to remove this flexibility in order to properly fix a specific issue.
I personally recommend that you always install SharePoint Foundation 2010 patches before installing SharePoint Server 2010 patches. This best practice ensures that you will always be successful when installing updates and keeps you on the save side.
Install Order: - start with the Foundation update, - then run the Psconfig wizard - reboot if prompted - install now the server packages - then run the Psconfig wizard again - reboot once more if prompted - check for errors on logs! - check on Central admin page -> Upgrade and Migration -> Upgrade status / product and patch installation status
repeat this for each server in farm.
As per this Link now: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx "...it is no longer necessary to install the SharePoint Foundation cumulative update and then install the SharePoint Server cumulative update."
Well yes, its true and you can do so if it is more applicable for your Environment. but I still may recommend to follow as above to keep the best consistency for any updates as well for future. But yeah, if you don't want to go the extra step, for common CU updates, the server package (SharePoint) or the full Project Server package suffices all your needs, ;-)
Slipstreamed installation and updates: How to create a slipstreamed installation source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261890(office.12).aspx
Be careful when you use SharePoint slipstreamed installations! - by Jie Li http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2011/07/06/be-careful-when-you-use-slipstreamed-sharepoint-installation-files.aspx
Project Server 2010: Updates for Project Server 2010 Blog of Brian Smith Project Server Admin blog Microsoft Project Support Blog
KB 2775426 - SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
-------------------------------------------------------------- Updates from year 2011: Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server February 2011 CU (KB 2475879 ) Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server April 2011 CU (KB 2512801)
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Project Server 2010 (KB2460047)
Updates from year 2012: Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server February 2012 CU Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): December 22, 2012
Updates from year 2013: Project Server 2010 Server Roll up package February 2013 CU (Recommended) Project 2010 February 2013 CU
KB 2767794 - SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
Remember! -> SP1 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 February 2013 CUs.
Language Packs: Deploy language packs (SharePoint Server 2010) Deploy language packs (SharePoint Foundation 2010) Install Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2010 Install available language template packs (SharePoint Foundation 2010) Install available language template packs (SharePoint Server 2010) Install SharePoint 2010 Language Pack on Windows 7
Note: Installing language packs on the Web servers After you install the necessary language files on the Web servers, you can install the language packs. Language packs are available as individual downloads (one download for each supported language). If you have a server farm environment and you are installing language packs to support multiple languages, you must install the language packs on each of the Web servers.
Important: The language pack is installed in its native language. For example, the Russian language pack executable file is in Russian...
SharePoint Foundation 2010 language packs are not required for SharePoint Server 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262108.aspx)
Filter Packs: Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs
Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010:
Additional or related resources:
Please send me a comment, if you find a mistake or dead link here, Thx, Steve
A recent question to my sheet:
Q: On this post and several other sites I see the build numbers 14.0.4762.1000 and 14.0.5123.5000 listed but no 14.0.5123.5002 listed.
Is there a reason 14.0.5123.5002 isnt listed in your article?
A: This fix (14.0.5123.5002) is a single hotfix for a specific issue (support.microsoft.com/.../2398734) and is included in the October CU!
On my sheet, there is only listed the each cumulative update or so called “Uber-Packages” which are containing all fixes provided
in-between the regular CU frequency.
When you install the cumulative package, you’ll have included all single fixes, newly released since last prior CU.
So in your case, if you install the Oct. CU, the mentioned fix is included.
Hope that answers your Question ;-)
For clarification, you are supposed to install the June CU AFTER SP1, not before, as is shown in the list.
you're right but the list should not imply the install order bat rather giving a cube of all updates since RTM, but thnx, I'll correct this right away to not confuse any others further.
Please note my changed post above...
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Thanks for putting together this post, I use it religiously
>I personally recommend that you always install SharePoint Foundation 2010 patches before installing SharePoint Server 2010 patches.
This best practice is no longer correct. As per this link it has changed:
>The packaging of cumulative updates changed as of August 31, 2011
>As a result of the new packaging, it is no longer necessary to install the SharePoint Foundation cumulative update and then install the SharePoint Server cumulative update.
So can you please strike-through that Best Practice and add that comment and link
Cheers, Adam Cogan
many thanks for your commitment to my blog and your comments. Well yes it is not necessary anymoer to install both parts of the pacakges (foundation + server) but it still becomes important on certain scenarios and combinations and may casue unexoected issues if you dont do so.
For short: yes, it is sufficient just to install the Server CU or Project packages as they contain all required bits. But it is just an extra mile but not a problem when you still follow my recommendations.
Its just for future cases and for consistency at all to be on the secure side. However, as written above, its just my personal view and also have been stated so on the sustained engineering blog whch are the folks that creates the fixes ;-)
anyway, thnx, cheers and greetz, Steve
Very good content, congratulations.
Nice list and other useful information. Thank you for putting it together and keeping it up to date.
I have a question about language pack build numbers.
After installing Dec. 2012 CU on all servers in the farm, I checked the Patch Levels Status (http://servername:port/_admin/PatchStatus.aspx) and see that while core sharepoint and the databases are 14.0.6131.5003, the various language packs are mostly 14.0.6029.1000 (SP1), but some items for each language pack range from 14.0.6029.1000 to 14.0.6131.5003.
Shouldn't all the build numbers be the same?
Or are their specific CUs/Patched for the language packs that need to be applied after installing a CU?
depending on what the fix contains, not all files/DLLs will be patched/updated. If you check the Microsoft.sharepoint.dll file version, this reflects the most recent update status. For language packs, usually also service packs will be served and needs to be installed inline with the SharePoint patch level. So if you have SharePoint SP1+ AND LP Sp1 applied as well, still not all files would show up the same version, so this wouldn't be a mistake. finally the CU in general are commonly "global" means they are not language specific and will patch the installed language files too. All related information on language packs can be found here: blogs.technet.com/.../3293169.aspx
Hope that helps and answers your Q.