Installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Cumulative Updates


We will explore installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 and a Cumulative Update (in particular the June 2011 Cumulative Update) on a simple one node SharePoint Server 2010 farm. Here is a broad overview of the steps to successfully complete the installations:

  1. Read the official Microsoft documentation on installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Cumulative Updates
  2. Download SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update
  3. Install SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update
  4. Reboot the server
  5. Run the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard to update the database
  6. Confirm SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update installation

Environment

  • Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SharePoint 2010 RTM
  • Single node farm setup for development environment

1. Read the official Microsoft documentation on installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Cumulative Updates

Microsoft Technet’s Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products page provides great resources and guidance on installing updates, including SP1 and cumulative updates:

There are also links to download the updates for SP1 and cumulative updates for SharePoint 2010 products.

2. Download SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update

On the Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products page, scroll down and search to download the following updates (or click the links here):

You may also need to download other products for your environment such as:

  • Microsoft Office Web Apps
  • SharePoint 2010 Language Packs (for multilingual farms – i.e. any other languages apart from English)

3. Install SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update

Please note the following before installing:

  • The SharePoint 2010 update is a two-step process:
    • First run the downloaded files to update the SharePoint 2010 binaries
    • Then run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to update the database schema
  • When running the downloaded files to update the SharePoint 2010 binaries, please note the following:
    • First install SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update on the server hosting SharePoint 2010 Central Administration, before the rest of the farm nodes
    • Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 updates before SharePoint Server 2010
    • If needed, install the SharePoint 2010 Language Packs before rebooting and running the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to update the database schema

For this particular update, the order of tasks is (Central Admin node first, follow by other nodes):

  1. SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1
    (File: sharepointfoundation2010sp1-kb2460058-x64-fullfile-en-us)
  2. SharePoint Server 2010 SP1
    (File: officeserver2010sp1-kb2460045-x64-fullfile-en-us)
  3. Reboot All Servers in the Farm (after all nodes done)
  4. SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to Update Database Schema
  5. SharePoint Foundation 2010 June 2011 Cumulative Update
    (File: sharepointfoundation2010-kb2536601-fullfile-x64-glb.exe)
  6. SharePoint Server 2010 June 2011 Cumulative Update
    (File: office2010-kb2536599-fullfile-x64-glb.exe)
  7. Reboot All Servers in the Farm (after all nodes done)
  8. SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to Update Database Schema

Here are the screenshots for the installation of SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 SP1:

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Here are the screenshots for the installation of SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 June 2011 Cumulative Update:

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cu-sp-foundation-2

cu-sp-foundation-3

cu-sp-foundation-4

cu-sp-server-2

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4. Reboot the server

After you’ve completed installing the above, please ensure you reboot the server. When prompted to reboot after installing the SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update, just cancel. You can do this after the SharePoint Server 2010 updates are installed.

5. Run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard

After the server has come up after the reboot, run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to update the SharePoint 2010 databases. Please note it is important that you do this step otherwise the SP1 and June 2011 cumulative update installation is incomplete and may cause issues.

To kick off, access the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard from the Start menu, click to expand Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, and then click on SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.

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Step through the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to completion.

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If you get the following failed message, click Finish, check to ensure that the SharePoint 2010 Timer service is started. If not, start it, and then relaunch the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. It should succeed this time around.

sharepoint-2010-sp-db-updates-6

6. Confirm SharePoint 2010 SP1 and June 2011 Cumulative Update installation

Launch SharePoint Central Administration from the Start menu and check the versions for SharePoint 2010 products and SharePoint 2010 database. They should be as follows for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Server products and configuration database:

  • For SP1 install: 14.0.6029.1000
  • For June 2011 Cumulative Update install: 14.0.6106.5000

To check the SharePoint 2010 products version in SharePoint Central Administration:

  • Click Upgrade and Migration
  • Under the Upgrade and Patch Management section, click Check product and patch installation status
  • Then check the Version column
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