Thanks to the Product Group, our partners in Office Sustained Engineering partners and of course Rob – who keeps this all running smoothly from the support side - we now have a new set of Cumulative Updates! One fix that I know Mary is waiting for (we met at the Project Conference) is the ‘loading grid’ issue when updating milestone tasks – Fixed! Details of the CU follow, and also included are more general links regarding application of Service Packs.
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 (~200MB each) but they will greatly simplify MOSS patch deployment.
A reminder on the download links – just replace the KB number where I have xxxxxx and you will go straight there:
You can read about the fixes included in the October CU from the following articles:
Server Rollup Packages:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (WSS server-package): October 27, 2009
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package): October 27, 2009
Server Individual Product Packages:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (Sts-x-none.msp): October 27, 2009
Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp, Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 27, 2009
The server patches require that WSS and Office Servers 2007 SP1 be installed. For clarity, SP1 is required and SP2 is strongly recommended. Here are the links to the SP1 Server Patches for your convenience:
Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 and the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 1
How to deploy the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 1 and Office Server Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1
and here are the links for SP2
Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2
Description of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Service Pack 2 and of 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack Service Pack 2
Description of Office Project 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and of Office Project Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Client Individual Product Package:
Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 27, 2009 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975923
In order to install this hotfix, you will need to have Microsoft Project 2007 SP1 installed on the client. The article at the URL below contains information on how install download and install SP1 should you not have it installed already.
Note: We strongly recommend that you install Project 2007 SP2 from the information earlier in the article.
Description of Project 2007 Service Pack 1 and of Project Language Pack 2007 Service Pack 1
The new service pack will require new Active X components to be installed on all user machines. Is there a way to uninstall the hotfixes? It won't let me from add/remove programs.
How do I remove these hotfixes from my server. I installed the right ones and tried to run config wizard again,but it failed. THe log says b2b timer job failed. I'd like to remove the hotfixes, but add/remove says they can't be removed. Thank you!