Should I install SP2 and or April CU


In short words SP2 based on the Feb CU but not contains April CU fixes.

We highly recommend to install SP2. In case you need April CU please also install SP2 first.

Suggested steps to upgrade:

  • Have a test environment similar to your productive.
  • Create a complete backup for all SharePoint data and a system backup of all WFE’s.
  • Install SP2.
  • Test briefly the functionality.
  • Install April CU.
  • Test the functionality as deep as possible.
  • With that experience do same steps in the production environment.

April CU KB articles

For WSS we can offer an uber package with the KB number 968850. This package contains the two KB 968857 (Global) and KB 969421 (Language specific) hotfix packages.

The KB articles are not yet finished and I will post the URL’s when these are available.

For MOSS we cannot offer the uber package yet because of a similar problem we had with Feb CU.

April CU downloads

WSS the uber package
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=968850&kbln=en-us

MOSS the current available packages
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=968859&kbln=en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=969414&kbln=en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=969959&kbln=en-us Only Greek
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=969420&kbln=en-us Only Hungarian
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=968862&kbln=en-us

What to install now?
- SP2 in any case
- WSS April CU uber package on WSS only environments

- You had a hotfix request with us and needs a MOSS fix? The escalation engineer will update you which package is the right one.

Later when the uber package for MOSS will be available we also recommend to install WSS and MOSS uber after SP2 on all SharePoint environments.

Comments (14)

  1. Sinds vandaag is de April cumulative update voor Sharepoint services en Sharepoint Server 2007 beschikbaar

  2. Pues sí, aunque el Service Pack 2 (SP2) de WSS 3.0 & MOSS está disponible desde el

  3. En unos días será liberado oficialmente el CU de Abril, el cual se recomienda instalar después de haber

  4. Name Version Changes info MOSS 2010 or WSS 4.0 RTM (?) (?) MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 April 2009 Cumulative update (KB968857 & KB968850

  5. En unos días será liberado oficialmente el CU de Abril, el cual se recomienda instalar

  6. alambkin says:

    Any best guesses on MOSS release date for the April CU? The boss keeps knocking on my door 🙂

  7. zeenata says:

    You can also visit the Office Sustained Engineering team’s public blog for additional information on installing SP2 and/or April CU.

    The link is 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

    Thanks,

    Zeenat

  8. Blue Sky says:

    Hi Joerg,

    Can you please confirm whether KB968850 can be installed on MOSS 2007 environment to correct the "Preserving template record with size" issue? I'm having problem installing this hotfix – getting error message "the expected version of the product was not found on the system".

    Many thanks in advance!

  9. Blue Sky says:

    Hi Joerg,

    Can you please confirm whether KB968850 can be installed on MOSS 2007 environment to correct the "Preserving template record with size" issue? I'm having problem installing this hotfix – getting error message "the expected version of the product was not found on the system". Here are the details: social.msdn.microsoft.com/…/bb6612c8-f823-4076-873c-fd6d80bce60f.

    Many thanks in advance!

  10. Install WSS fixes should be the first part when updating MOSS. Together with the SP2 challenge and in case of using Language Packs the order is important. I know that with our Full Server packages (uber) it is easier than with the service pack part. So double-check the SP2 part and after that KB968850 should be able to install.

    Don't forget to use the right packages 32/64bit.

    First: blogs.msdn.com/…/sp2-and-language-packs.aspx

    Second: blogs.msdn.com/…/moss-and-wss-april-cu-now-complete.aspx

    Last but not least we are writing the year 2010 and I can only recommend to use the newest CU's means June 2010 CU. blogs.msdn.com/…/wss-and-moss-june-2010-cu.aspx

  11. Parmi says:

    Why is there no easy way to download 64-bit version of April CU 2010, i am tired searching for it and getting only x86 download…

  12. You need to click on  "Show hotfixes for all platforms and languages (2)"

  13. Shilpee Mittal says:

    Hi,

    MOSS uber package is now available at support.microsoft.com/…/KBHotfix.aspx

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