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Problems with getting updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Colleagues,

    I scheduled some time to download and install the December CUs on a development server for a customer so that we can start planning the production deployment, only to find that I am having some problems locating the hotfixes.

    First I tried the December 2010 Cumulative Updates - all seemed fine, until I wanted to download the request the update file for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.  The development environment here is still x86, but there are no x86 hotfixes available for this instance of updates - only x64. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458605).  I obviously need to get hold of the x86 version to proceed with testing, so not sure what I should do here?

    Then I tried the individual packages - same problem.  The issue seems to be with the Core Server update package at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458603.  The other SharePoint Server packages I checked seems fine, I assume I need the core update package (the installation does not have SharePoint Server 2007 installed, only WSS and Project Server 2007).

    Then I tried the October updates - however, there is no Windows SharePoint Services update available here - the page at http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2412268&kbln=en-us returns the error "The KB article has no public hotfixes.  Please contact support if you need immediate assistance".

    Anyone know why this is?  Should we contact support to get hold of the updates now?

    Don't really want to go back further than this, and I don't think I should be going back further?


    http://blogs.umtsa.co.za/nicoo
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:22 PM

Answers

  •  
    Here's what he said:
     
    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.
     ...the rollup then is downloadable from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458605
    ....and now I see that yes, it does appear to only be available in 64 bit.
     Weird.  I guess for now, you stick with the IP....
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Twitter: @alavinsky
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:14 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • the top to request a hotfix....then in the next screen select the option
    to see hotfixes for all platforms.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Twitter: @alavinsky
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Andrew, thanks.  I got that one, but I need to confirm that we don't need the other one at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458603.  I normally install just the Server Rolllup package (I have some deployments with MOSS and some without, so it makes it easier to just keep one update for both Project and MOSS).

    So, just to confirm, I only need the WSS update at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458606/ and the Project Update at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458607

    Of course I do have customers with MOSS coexisting with Project (as mentioned above), so I am going to have a problem with these guys.  Any advice on this one?


    http://blogs.umtsa.co.za/nicoo
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:55 PM
  •  
    Here's what he said:
     
    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.
     ...the rollup then is downloadable from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458605
    ....and now I see that yes, it does appear to only be available in 64 bit.
     Weird.  I guess for now, you stick with the IP....
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Twitter: @alavinsky
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Andrew - I'll go ahead with the Individual Package :)
    http://blogs.umtsa.co.za/nicoo
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:48 PM