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How to check and configure SharePoint 2007 updates (patches) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I need to know the following things

    • Is there any way to configure SharePoint so that it automatically downloads all the available patches ?
    • How I can check whether my SharePoint Server 2007 is up-to-date with all patches ?
    • From where I can manually download SharePoint 2007 patches ?
    Regards
    Muhammad Tariq khan
    Friday, March 11, 2011 6:57 AM

Answers

  • It is not necessarily a good idea to have *all* hot fixes (etc.) added to your SharePoint system. You should really only add individual fixes when you are having the particular problem they fix. (Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs are different because they are better tested).

    It's also better even with Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs to wait for at least a few days and see if anyone is reporting problems with them before you yourself install them . At least one recent Cumulative Upgrade (October 2010) has been withdrawn because of problems with it (and re-released much later).

    Where to get them from ?

    Follow KB articles for the hot fixes and for information about the availability of (and links to) Cumulative Upgrades. Service Packs can be obtained from the Microsoft Download centre. (www.microsoft.com/downloads).

    If you want an easier way to follow developments in fixes; Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs, you could also follow my SP v3 site at wssv3faq.mindsharp.com where I add links to KB articles and downloads typically within days of them becoming available. (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007)

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, March 11, 2011 7:56 AM

All replies

  • It is not necessarily a good idea to have *all* hot fixes (etc.) added to your SharePoint system. You should really only add individual fixes when you are having the particular problem they fix. (Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs are different because they are better tested).

    It's also better even with Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs to wait for at least a few days and see if anyone is reporting problems with them before you yourself install them . At least one recent Cumulative Upgrade (October 2010) has been withdrawn because of problems with it (and re-released much later).

    Where to get them from ?

    Follow KB articles for the hot fixes and for information about the availability of (and links to) Cumulative Upgrades. Service Packs can be obtained from the Microsoft Download centre. (www.microsoft.com/downloads).

    If you want an easier way to follow developments in fixes; Cumulative Upgrades and Service Packs, you could also follow my SP v3 site at wssv3faq.mindsharp.com where I add links to KB articles and downloads typically within days of them becoming available. (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007)

     


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Friday, March 11, 2011 7:56 AM
  • Thanks Mike Walsh
    Muhammad Tariq khan
    Friday, March 11, 2011 8:09 AM