SharePoint 2010: June 2010 Cumulative Update


July 31, 2010 - 12:23, by Steven Van de Craen - 0 Comments

Spreading the news…

The first Cumulative Update (called “June 2010 CU”) for SharePoint 2010 was made available a few days ago:

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Source: Stefan Goßner


SharePoint Search indexes some files with fldXXXX_XXXX file names


January 20, 2010 - 16:00, by Steven Van de Craen - 0 Comments

Today I visited a customer to solve an issue that I had run into a while ago in my post regarding ZIP file indexing with IFilters. The customer was indexing Office 2003 documents on a file share (.doc, .xls, .rtf, …) and had the issue of the Filename property having the strange value of fld and some numbers. This only occurred on their x64 live environment and not on a x86 test environment.

 

I looked at the IFilter overview using Citeknet IFilter Explorer (great tool !) and also the offfilt.dll (IFilter for the aforementioned file types) to check on version differences between the two systems but there were none.

Both environments were running SP2 and June 2009 Cumulative Update but since there aren’t that many obvious options I went for installing the November 09 Cumulative Update and that did the trick. Guess that the issues that was fixed for quite some time on x86 is only recently handled for x64 environments. Either way, everyone happy.

Hope it helps.


SharePoint 2007 SP2 fixed activation issue


August 4, 2009 - 09:12, by Steven Van de Craen - 0 Comments

The download for SharePoint 2007 SP2 has been updated to no longer change your environment to trial mode.
 


SharePoint 2007: December Update


December 29, 2008 - 12:16, by Steven Van de Craen - 0 Comments

This update really combines all previous updates so installation order is simplified.

  1. WSS SP1 (+ for all language packs)
  2. MOSS SP1 (+for all language packs)
  3. WSS December Update: x86 - x64 (separate downloads !)
  4. MOSS December Update: x86 - x64 (separate downloads !)

More info about that here: Announcing December Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

If you're extracting the MOSS December Update for 64 bit (368073_intl_x64_zip.exe) you might run into this error:

An error occurred while unzipping. One or more files were not succesfully unzipped. The error code is 110.

A workaround is to extract the archive using WinRAR (http://www.rarlabs.com/) and it will extract the files (you still need the password from the email of course).


Infrastructure Update, August Update, October Update, Service Pack 2


October 30, 2008 - 13:43, by Steven Van de Craen - 3 Comments

update (December Update):

The December Update was released recently and is a real cumulative update which simplifies installation quite a bit. Read more about it here: SharePoint 2007- December Update

 

It's hard to keep up with the updates for SharePoint these days.

Only yesterday I upped one of our servers to August Cumulative Update (link) and the very same day a post about the October Cumulative Update (link) appears.

Can't wait for Service Pack 2 (link) to bundle all previous fixes into a single package.

update:

Figured I'd post my own rundown on this (compiled using the information from the above links) and a screen of the corresponding hotfixes. Don't worry about the 6 different languages; that's just because some of our setups have them as language pack.

Installation order

01. WSS 3.0 SP1 (x86, x64)
    > Language Pack SP1 (x86, x64) is advised for all LPs

02. MOSS 2007 SP1 (x86, x64)
    > Language Pack SP1 (x86, x64) is advised for all LPs

03. The WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update (x86, x64)
    > not language specific (the download is identical for all languages)

04. MOSS 2007 Infrastructure Update (x86, x64)
    > not language specific (the download is identical for all languages)

05. KB953397: Excel Server Security Update (Global) (x86, x64)
    > not language specific

06. KB955586: Document Lifecycle Workflow Update (x86, x64)
    > not language specific (even though filename mentions en-US)

07. KB956057: August Cumulative Update for WSS 3.0 (Global) (x86 only)
    > not language specific

08. KB957109: August Cumulative Update for WSS 3.0 (Local) (x86, x64)
    > must be installed for each SKU or LP language

09. KB956056: August Cumulative Update for MOSS 2007 (Global) (x86 only)
    > not language specific

10. KB957691: October Cumulative Update for WSS 3.0 (Global) (x86 only)
    > not language specific

11. KB957693: October Cumulative Update for MOSS 2007 (Global) (x86 only)
    > not language specific

12. KB958567: October Cumulative Update for MOSS (Local) (x86, x64)
    > must be installed for each SKU or LP language

13. KB958569: October Cumulative Update for MOSS 2007 Workflow (Global) (x86 only)
    > not language specific

 

Q & A

Q. Is the WSS Language Pack a prerequisite for the MOSS Language Pack ?
A. No, the WSS Language Pack is required only for standalone WSS installations. Yes, as cleverly noted in the comments by Peter Depoorter the following article (link) mentioning this requirement. Thanks Peter !

Q. Do all Language Packs need to be the same level (eg. SP 1) as each other or the main product ?
A. You can mix different levels of Language Packs but needless to say it is best to have the latest version of all.

Q. Is there an Infrastructure Update or Cumulative Update for Language Packs ?
A. At current the latest Language Pack level is SP1. There are no IU, ACU or OCU updates for the Language Packs yet.

Q. Some hotfixes are only for 32bit (x86) so where can I find the 64bit variant ?
A. If there's no 64bit version listed then it only applies to 32bit setups.

Q. I'm getting "The expected version of the product was not found on your system" when running update X ?
A. We've seen this twice and it was due to Language Packs not having SP1 applied. So make sure all (both WSS and MOSS) language packs are updated to the latest version.

Hope this clears things up a bit !