Announcing August Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
The Microsoft Office team has changed the way that it delivers hotfixes for reported problems. This change comes in the form of cumulative updates and critical on-demand hotfixes. The objective is to deliver high-quality fixes in an acceptable time and on a predictable schedule. Cumulative updates are scheduled for every two months, so customers can be better prepared to test and apply new updates. Those who need an emergency fix can request critical on-demand (COD) fix. For information, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953878.
The detail of August Cumulative Update (CU) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 can be found here:
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package (Wssmui.msp): 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
Customers are not needed to install these updates unless they are affected by specific problems described in the KB articles. And these cumulative updates will be rolled in to Service Pack 2.(see the link here http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/09/29/announcing-august-cumulative-update-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx )
To upgrade from RTM to this new CU, you need to follow the path below:
1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1
2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1
3. the Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update x86 x64
4. KB 953397: Excel Server Security Update x86 x64
5. KB 955586: Document Lifecycle Workflow Update
6. August Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Global)
7. August Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Local)
8. August Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office Servers
After applied all these updates, run SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b” in command line. This need to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed.
The version of databases should be 12.0.6327 after all these updates.
For a better guided update process, customers would also like to check out the following guides. These articles provide a correct way to deploy updates, as well as known issues and how to do slipstream builds.
Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007
Technical Product Manager, SharePoint
Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog : Announcing August Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Pierre Erol GIRAUDY
Président du Club MOSS 2007 et MUG.
Vice-Président Club UGO2007