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Patching Your SharePoint Server. Nicole Bird June 24, 2009. What version are you at now?. Central Administration > Operations > Servers in Farm Check this post for version / patch relationship: http://www.sharepointdevwiki.com/display/SharePointAdministrationWiki/SharePoint+Versions

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patching your sharepoint server

Patching Your SharePoint Server

Nicole Bird

June 24, 2009

what version are you at now
What version are you at now?
  • Central Administration > Operations > Servers in Farm
  • Check this post for version / patch relationship:

http://www.sharepointdevwiki.com/display/SharePointAdministrationWiki/SharePoint+Versions

(shows up to June Cumulative as of 7/09)

resources
Resources
  • Technet Update Resource Center for SPPT

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735839.aspx

Step 1 - links for WSS and MOSS have different text, but they link to the same video. Produced 3/08 but still relevant.

Step 2 - separate sites for WSS and MOSS.

Step 3 - Remember, MOSS servers run on WSS, so you have to install WSS patch first, the MOSS patch.

We do not install Language Packs, so I can’t speak to that. I do know they have to be installed after updates, and again must install WSS then MOSS.

resources cont
Resources (cont)
  • MS ‘owners’ of Office (not just SharePoint) updates:

http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/default.aspx

  • In June, there was an Excel patch that affected Excel Services in MOSS.
sp2 notes
SP2 Notes
  • Caused MOSS licenses to revert to trial version!
    • HOTFIX IS NOW OUT: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971620
    • Manual fix: CA > Ops > Convert License Type > Enter the Product Key
  • Issue: Failed to execute request because the App-Domain could not be created. FIX: wssFarmService account applied at WSS folder level and down to web.config
  • SP 2 was released just before April Cumulative Update: http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2009/05/01/faq-concerning-cumulative-updates-for-april-2009-and-the-service-pack-2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system-and-microsoft-office-servers.aspx
what if i have errors
What if I have errors?
  • Start here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954713/

  • Try here:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/

  • Stay informed:

subscribe to any RSS feeds where you find good help!

other tips
Other Tips
  • First thing after each update, rename the update log file. I just append the patch &/or date to it.
  • Bonus tip: Create a desktop shortcut to the 12 hive folder

Target = C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS

  • and a link for CMD to open the 12 hive directory.

http://itfootprint.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/sharepoint-12-hive-in-one-click/

have you seen this
Have you seen this?

We use Office 2007 at Roanoke County.

When I was in a Checked Out, edit mode version of a document from a WSS library I would periodically try to Save and it would be in Read Only mode.

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