The Microsoft Office team has changed the way that it delivers hot fixes for reported problems by moving away from the current priority-driven hot fix release model to a scheduled delivery model. This change comes in the form of cumulative updates and critical on-demand (COD) hotfixes. The objective is to deliver high-quality fixes in an acceptable time and on a predictable schedule-every two months so its creates more predictability for customers.
Customers who need an emergency fix can request a shorter turnaround time for a COD hotfix.
Please refer to the following knowledge based article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953878
The August Cumulative Update (CU) for Project 2007 and Project Server 2007 (as well as the rest of the Office suite) is the first CU release. Releases will now happen very two months so the next ones are scheduled for October 08, December 08, etc…
Install or not to Install?
Our general guideline for applying hotfix is:
Assuming you are running the released version of Project Server 2007, here is a high level procedure, please refer to the TechNet articles for detailed deployment steps:
1. Deploy Service Pack 1
Announcing the release of EPM 2007 Service Pack 1 (includes links to KB, downloads and deployment documentation)
Deploy Service Pack 1 for Office Project Server 2007
2. Deploy the Infrastructure Update (IU). We recommend deploying the IU first because you will get all the latest updates for WSS and SharePoint Server.
Announcing the availability of the Project and Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update
Microsoft Project Infrastructure Update Webcast Slides
Deploy the Infrastructure Update for Office Project Server 2007
Install the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (Office SharePoint Server 2007)
3. Deploy the August Cumulative Update. Since the August CU are individually package (one EXE for Project Server and another one for SharePoint Server for instance), then you will have to deploy each one depending on the hotfix required.
4. Run hotfix EXE
5. Run PSCONFIG on each server within your farm to finalize the update
6. Verify Installation by verifying the version of each of the four PS database using the following command:
SELECT * FROM VERSIONS
Result should be: 12.0.6327.5000
See links below for KB and download location.
Ideally Project Professional 2007 and Project Server 2007 should be on the same version but it is not a requirement:
Knowledge Base Articles and Downloads
Cumulative update packages for August 2008 for the 2007 Microsoft Office core suite applications and 2007 Microsoft Office servers
Description of the Project 2007 hotfix package: August 26, 2008
Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package: August 26, 2008
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: August 26, 2008
Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: August 26, 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956056 (not published yet)
PingBack from http://www.easycoded.com/announcing-the-release-of-the-august-cumulative-update-for-project-and-project-server-2007/
Christophe has a great blog with full details of the KB’s for WSS (KB956057) MOSS (KB956056) and Project
***UPDATE*** Now public - see http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2008/09/26/announcing-the-release-of-the-august-cumulative-update-for-project-and-project-server-2007.aspx
The October Cumulative Update was released on October 28th (please refer to this post: Announcing the
The December Cumulative Update was released on December 16th (please refer to the email attached for