Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 October CU 2011 Announcement

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 The 2007 Server packages that were withdrawn for a short period are now re-built and available.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:

October 2011 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010

Server Rollup Package(Recommended):

Description of the Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596506

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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596498

Project Client Package:

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596495

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.

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.

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.
August October 2011 CU for Microsoft Office Project and Project Server 2007 (Thanks for spotting the type Alex!)

Server Rollup Packages:

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update server hotfix package (WSS server-package): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596541

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596540

Individual Product Packages:

Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Coreserver-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596536

Description of the Office Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596542

Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596533

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

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

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

Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526305

Description of the 2007 Office Servers SP3 and of the 2007 Office Servers Language Pack SP3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526299

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:

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)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953326

Description of Office Project 2007 SP3 and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 SP3

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526091

Once we know that SP2 or SP3 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 or by using the information at the end of this email.
  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!

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