You may read some information about Service Pack 3 and that it contains all cumulative updates since the “beginning”. Also you read that the October CU is available. Microsoft or Windows Update also offers to you “The 2007 Microsoft Office Service Pack 3 (SP3), 32-bit Edition” or even the 64bit version.
Screenshot created on a machine with Windows 2003 English and MOSS 2007 SP2 English plus August 2011 CU installed.
Please install SP3 before it will be pushed onto your server! When doing it manually you will still have the full control and prevent to run into any critical situation.
Install WSS SP3. Install MOSS SP3.
Install October 2011 CU for WSS. Install October 2011 CU for MOSS.
As usual please test the installation in your test environment before doing the same steps in your production environment.
· Technical details about the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3 releases
One example with English WSS V3 installation and Language Packs in German, Italian and French.
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 every server in the farm with SharePoint installed.
· Technical details about the 2007 Office Servers SP3 releases
Install first everything you need for WSS !!!
Now chose the 32 or 64 bit version for MOSS and the MOSS Language Packs and install them.
Following the example above the additional packages you need for an English MOSS installation and Language Packs in German, Italian and French.
Windows SharePoint Services V3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 are now be able to get updated to the latest available bits with October CU.
Side Notes: The sizes of the packages are smaller than in the past (June 2010 CU and earlier). This is because you need to have SP2 installed so that not all fixes between SP1 and SP2 are necessary to ship with each CU.
2596541 The full server package for WSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2596541
2596540 The full server package for MOSS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2596540
Download and installation information: