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Deploy the infrastructure update for Office Project Server 2007

Updated: March 25, 2009

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-30

This article provides guidance to IT professionals managing deployment of the Infrastructure Update to a Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 deployment. Issues covered include updating basic and farm deployments, preparing for installation, starting and finalizing the installation, verifying the installation, as well as language pack considerations.

The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is available in 2007 Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121879&clcid=0x409). These files include updates for the following 2007 Microsoft Office System server products:

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • Office Project Server 2007

Office Project Server 2007 is built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Before installing the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers, you must first install the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. This article documents both installations; however, for detailed information about applying Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to various deployment scenarios, see Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Before you install the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers, take these recommended actions:

  • Back up the databases before you start the installation.

    For more information about how to perform backups, read Prepare to back up and restore a farm (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0).

  • Stop the World Wide Web Publishing Service on all the Web servers to disconnect all the users from the server farm. In server farms with multiple front-end Web servers, end users will not be able to browse the Web sites when files and databases have been updated on the first front-end Web server while the other Web servers still contain previous files and databases.

  • Verify that all Windows SharePoint Services upgrade jobs are complete. You can check for in-progress upgrade processes in the Timer Job Status page on the SharePoint Central Administration Web site. For more information, see Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

    NoteNote:
    Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 contains additional recommendations. Because Office Project Server 2007 is built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, we advise that you also see this article for additional recommendations before updating your Office Project Server 2007 deployment.

NoteNote:
If you chose Basic installation (single server with Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine) when you installed Office Project Server 2007, you do not need to follow the process and procedures in this article.

If you have Automatic Updates enabled for Basic installation, your computers are updated automatically.

The software update procedure checks the registry and blocks automatic installation on any Web server that does not contain the value singleserver in the SERVERROLE key.

To determine if you need to manually download and install the software update, use a registry editor to verify the value in the following key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\web server extensions\12.0\WSS\SERVERROLE

If you do not have Automatic Updates enabled, you can use the Microsoft Update Web site to install the software updates. After the software update is installed, the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard runs automatically while updating the SharePoint Products and Technologies databases. The SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard will not prompt the user for input or display any notifications while the wizard is running.

ImportantImportant:
You cannot use Automatic Updates to install any of the Infrastructure Updates on Office Project Server 2007, on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, or on language packs in a server farm deployment.

For Office Project Server 2007 farm deployments, visit the Microsoft download center to download and then install the update on each server in your farm.

Also, because Office Project Server 2007 is built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, the updates for both products will need to be applied to all servers in the farm.

To update a Office Project Server 2007 server farm deployment with the Infrastructure Update, you must perform the following steps:

  1. On all servers in the farm, install the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 files, but do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

  2. On all servers in the farm, install the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers files, but do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

  3. On one server in the farm (preferably the one hosting the Central Administration site), run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to complete the installation on that server.

  4. Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on all remaining servers on the farm.

    NoteNote:
    If you have Office Project Server 2007 language packs that you would like to update as well, see the section "Deployment considerations for language pack updates" in this article.

We recommend that you use SharePoint Central Administration v3 application pool account credentials to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. If you then use a different account to install the update, that account must be a domain account with the following rights and permissions:

  • Member of the Administrators group on the Web server computer

  • Member of the Administrators group on the SQL Server computer

You can install the update by logging on to the server directly or by connecting through a terminal services console session.

NoteNote:
For information on how to use console sessions, read the Microsoft Knowledge Base article How to connect to and shadow the console session with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=98317&clcid=0x409).
Install the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers in a farm deployment
  1. Disconnect users from the server farm by stopping the World Wide Web Publishing service (w3svc) on all Web servers.

  2. Download the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121881&clcid=0x409). You will need to install the update files on each server in your Office Project Server 2007 farm. Depending on whether your system is 64-bit or 32-bit, the files are:

     

    System File

    Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (64-bit)

    InfrastructureUpdateForWindowsSharePointServices3.0-KB951695-fullfile-x64.exe

    Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (32-bit)

    InfrastructureUpdateForWindowsSharePointServices3.0-KB951695-fullfile-x86.exe

  3. On a server in the farm, run the file. At the Microsoft Software License Terms screen, read the terms and click Click here to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms. Click Continue to install the update files.

    ImportantImportant:
    After installing the files for the Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. Start the wizard only after installing all update files to the server.

    At the end of the installation, the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard Welcome page displays. Click Cancel to exit the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

  4. Download the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers from the Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121879&clcid=0x409). Depending on whether your system is 64-bit or 32-bit, the files are:

     

    System File

    Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (64-bit)

    infrastructureupdateformicrosoftofficeservers-kb951297-fullfile-x64.exe

    Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers (32-bit)

    infrastructureupdateformicrosoftofficeservers-kb951297-fullfile-x86.exe

  5. On the same server on which you installed Infrastructure Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, run the file to start the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers installation.

  6. Read the terms on the Microsoft Software License Terms screen, and then click Click here to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms. Click Continue to install the update files.

  7. At the end of the update installation, the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard Welcome page displays. Click Cancel. Do not run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard at this time.

  8. Go to each server in your Office Project Server 2007 farm and repeat steps 2-7 to install both update files.

    You must run setup to install new update files for every server in your server farm. If you have multiple servers in your server farm, run setup on the other servers now.

    NoteNote:
    After installing both updates to each server, remember to click Cancel on the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard Welcome page.
  9. After installing the update files on each server in the farm, go to each application server and stop the following services (if available):

    • Microsoft Office Project Server Events service

    • Microsoft Office Project Server Queue service

    If the services are not stopped, a reboot may be required at completion of setup.

  10. Use the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site to finalize the installation.

    NoteNote:
    We recommend that you finalize the software update installation first on the application server hosting the Central Administration Web site, then on the other application servers, and then on the front-end Web servers.
    If you host your Central Administration Web site on a front-end Web server, finalize the software update installation instead on that front-end Web server, then the application servers, and finally on the remaining front-end Web servers.

    In a server farm with multiple servers, you can determine this server through the Central Administration page by clicking on Operations, clicking on Servers in Farm, and then verifying which server has Central Administration in the Services Running column.

  11. On the server you selected in the previous step, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard to complete the installation. To run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard.

  12. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

  13. After you have finished updating the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site, make sure that the software update installation was successful by following the procedures in the "Verify the installation" section of this article.

  14. Continue finalizing the installation on the remaining computers in the server farm, one at a time, by running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard as described in steps 11 and 12.

    NoteNote:
    It is important that the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard perform its configuration procedures on only one computer at a time. The only exception is if you have detached your content databases and upgraded them before you reattach them to the server farm. For more information, see the Microsoft TechNet article Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  15. When the update installation and configuration is complete on all the servers in the server farm, make the Web servers available to users by manually starting the World Wide Web Publishing Service on each server on which you manually stopped the service.

After you install the update, review the upgrade log file and verify that the updates to the Web applications were successful.

The easiest method to see if Office Project Server 2007 is updated is to query the VERSIONS table in one of the Office Project Server 2007 databases.

View Project Server version information
  1. On the computer running the instance of SQL Server containing the Office Project Server 2007 databases, open SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. Click New Query.

  3. Choose one of the Office Project Server 2007 databases from the Available Databases drop-down list.

  4. Type select * from versions in the query window and then click Execute.

    The most recent version number in the Version field should be 12.0.6318.5000.

For information about verifying the installation and known issues, refer to Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

ImportantImportant:
It is important to note that the Project Server 2007 infrastructure update contained in the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers requires that the Project 2007 Infrastructure Update be installed on all Office Project Professional 2007 client computers that connect to the server. The reason for this requirement is that the client and the server’s scheduling engine’s method for calculating Fixed Duration tasks has changed. Therefore, to ensure that Fixed Duration tasks are calculated in the same way on the server and client, install the corresponding infrastructure updates on both. Failure to apply the corresponding client update may cause data inconsistencies between Project Web Access and Project Professional 2007.
NoteNote:
Project 2007 cumulative updates contain Project 2007 infrastructure updates, so the requirement described above is taken care of for you if you have Project 2007 cumulative updates installed on your Office Project Professional 2007 clients.

The Project Server infrastructure update is included in Project Server 2007 cumulative updates starting with the December 2008 release. Installing a Project Server cumulative update that includes the Project Server infrastructure update will not reinstall the files if it has been installed previously. However, if applying the cumulative update installs the Project Server infrastructure update (it has not been installed previously), you must remember to install a Project 2007 cumulative update or the Project 2007 infrastructure update to all Office Project Professional 2007 client computers that connect to the server.

One method for verifying whether this requirement has been met is to check the hotfix level of both Project Server 2007 and Office Project Professional 2007. If Office Project Server 2007 is at or greater than hotfix version 952000, it has the infrastructure update installed. If Office Project Professional 2007 is at or greater than hotfix version 952067, it has the client infrastructure update installed. You can check for hotfix levels for both Office Project Server 2007 and Office Project Professional 2007 by viewing the Currently installed programs and updates list in "Add or Remove Programs" in Control Panel.

For more information about Office Project Server 2007 cumulative updates, see Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007).

For more information about the Project 2007 Infrastructure Update, see Project 2007 Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147660).

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