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My experience of installing #SP2010 & #PS2010 SP1 + June 2011 CU #in #msproject

So I have been working on a client solution for over a year now, lots of customisations and a global solution, implementing SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010.

It has been quite the journey of initially not needing to support FireFox in Project Server 2010 (not available in its RTM guise) but after various meetings and discussions it was deemed half way through the project that FireFox was a requirement.

This lead to all sorts concerns for the project, but luckily I was able to be part of the Service Pack 1 beta programme with my client as a tester.

It just so happens that one of the new features of Service Pack 1 allows for Task and Timesheet entry in FireFox and all other SharePoint 2010 supported browsers.

So last week came the day of Service Pack 1 being finally released alongside June 2011 Cumulative update. (Which is just as well, as we have another client with fixes in June 2011 CU)

Then all the blog posts in the community started talking about the best way to install the updates and I guess this post is just another one of those. I suppose the difference here is that I can confirm that with these steps, it works on, on a system that has been heavily customised (in accordance with best practice) and upgraded without issues.

Feature Set:

SharePoint 2010
Project Server 2010
Office Web Apps

Update level before the upgrade: April 2011 Cumulative Update

Installation steps taken:

Binary install of:

SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1
SharePoint Server & Project Server 2010 SP1
Office Web Apps SP1

Run the product wizard configuration

Restart the server

Binary install of:

SharePoint Foundation 2010 – June 2011 CU
SharePoint Server & Project Server 2010 – June 2011 CU
Office Web Apps – June 2011 CU

Run the product wizard configuration

This is probably a very long winded way of doing it, as a fair amount of advice on the internet suggests you don’t need to install the SharePoint Foundation files for Cumulative Updates, but just in case I went for the full cycle and it worked without a hitch.

Please watch out of user profile errors while it is upgrading the database during its service startup process, this can be misleading but is not actually a problem.

Let me know in the comments how you got on also.

Kind Regards

Giles

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  1. jassi
    October 21, 2011 at 18:37

    Nice article Giles.

    I have a question,My client is using SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010. They want to install Project server SP 1 first and then SharePoint SP1 [may be in 2012]. I just want to know is it possible to upgrade Project Server without doing SharePoint. If we do then is it effect SharePoint or not.

    • October 22, 2011 at 14:06

      I’m afraid you need to install both the SharePoint and Project Server SP1 together since PS2010 relies on various SharePoint components. The June CU is also recommended for both too.

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