Posted by: kurtsh | December 23, 2008

RELEASE: Sharepoint Server 2007/3.0 Cumulative Update for December 2008

<taken from the Sharepoint team blog>
We are happy to announce that December Cumulative Update for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is available now. Beyond the fixes and improvements, this new update package is also an effort to create a more convenient way for SharePoint administrators to keep all files in their SharePoint installations up-to-date. In this post, we will guide you on how and when to update, and the background of this new update model improvement.

December Cumulative Update Steps & Suggestions

[IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/21: Please read the highlighted instructions below before starting your installation.]

Customers do not need to install these updates unless they are affected by the specific problems described in the KB articles. These cumulative updates will be rolled in to Service Pack 2.

To keep all the files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, we recommend that customers install updates in the following sequence:

  1. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1
  2. The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Service Pack 1
  3. December Cumulative Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  4. December Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office Servers

After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed.  The version of content databases should be 12.0.0.6335 after successfully applying these updates.

For more in-depth guidance for the update process, we recommend that customers refer to the following articles. These articles provide a correct way to deploy updates, identify known issues (and resolutions), and provide information about creating slipstream builds.

The detail of December Cumulative Update (CU) for Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 can be found here:

MORE INFORMATION:
http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/12/17/announcing-december-cumulative-update-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0.aspx

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