Installing SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and Cumulative Updates


Previously we covered the installation of SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 and a cumulative update. Now let’s repeat that process and install SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and a couple of cumulative updates – one prior to and one post SP2 installation.

Here’s a quick overview of the steps for the installation of SP2 and cumulative updates:

  1. Read the official Microsoft documentation on installing SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Cumulative Updates (CU)
  2. Download SharePoint 2010 SP2, June 2013 and August 2015 Cumulative Update
  3. Install SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Cumulative Updates
  4. Reboot the server
  5. Run the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard to update the database
  6. Confirm SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Cumulative Update installation

Before we start, here’s the environment we will be carrying out the installation on:

  • Windows Server 2008, 64 bit
  • SQL Server 2008, 64 bit
  • SharePoint 2010 SP1, with June 2011 Cumulative Update
  • Single node farm setup for a development environment

Important note:

As of 31 August 2011, there is no longer a need to separately install SharePoint Foundation follow by SharePoint Server updates. If your server has the free SharePoint Foundation installed, then only download the SharePoint Foundation file. If your server has paid SharePoint Server licence (which includes SharePoint Foundation), then download the file for SharePoint Server (and not not both).

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 SP2 and cumulative updates:

2. Download SharePoint 2010 SP2, June 2013 and August 2015 Cumulative Update

Here are the hyperlinks to download SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and the two cumulative updates we will be performing (descriptions via the KB links):

3. Install SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Cumulative Updates

Please note the following before installing:

  • The SharePoint Server 2010 update is a two-step process:
    • First run the downloaded files to update the SharePoint Server 2010 binaries
    • Then run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to update the database schema
    • If installing on multi-node farm, install binaries on all nodes first, before running the configuration wizard to update the database schema

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

  1. SharePoint Server 2010 June 2013 Cumulative Update
    (File: ubersrv2010-kb2817527-fullfile-x64-glb)
  2. SharePoint Server 2010 SP2
  3. Reboot Servers in the Farm (after all nodes done)
  4. SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to Update Database Schema
  5. SharePoint Server 2010 August 2015 Cumulative Update (SP2 is a prerequisite)
    (File: ubersrv2010-kb3055040-fullfile-x64-glb)
  6. Reboot Servers in the Farm (after all nodes done)
  7. SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to Update Database Schema

Important: When installing June 2013 Cumulative Update, ensure the cab file is present in the same folder as the .exe file otherwise you will see this error:

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If the above happens, all you have to do, is move the cab file into the same folder as where the exe file is, and re-launch the wizard and the install will complete successfully.

4. Reboot the server

After you’ve completed installing the above, please ensure you reboot the server. When prompted to reboot after the completion of June 2013 Cumulative Update install, just cancel. You can do this after the SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and August 2015 Cumulative Update are installed.

5. Run the SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard to update the database

After the server has come up after the reboot, run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard to update the SharePoint 2010 databases if it is required. Please note it is important that you do this step otherwise the SP2 and the cumulative updates installation are incomplete and may cause issues.

To determine if you need to run the Configuration Wizard, launch the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell as an administrator, and issue the following command:

(get-spserver $env:computername).NeedsUpgrade

A return value of True means the configuration wizard needs running to complete the installation.

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To kick off the configuration, click the Start menu, then Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, and finally SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. Follow the wizard to successful completion.

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Click Finish, and re-launch the Configuration Wizard. It should succeed on the next go.

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6. Confirm SharePoint 2010 SP2 and 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:

  • SP2 install: 14.0.7015.1000
  • June 2013 Cumulative Update install: 14.0.7102.5004
  • August 2015 Cumulative Update install: 14.0.7155.5000

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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Screenshots of the installation wizard

SharePoint Server 2010 June 2013 Cumulative Update:

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SharePoint Server 2010 SP2:

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SharePoint Server 2010 August 2015 Cumulative Update:

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