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Updates for SharePoint 2010 Products

This page provides resources for IT pros who are responsible for installing software updates on SharePoint 2010 farms.

Microsoft periodically releases software updates for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. It is important to understand what these updates are and how to deploy them to servers or server farms.

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Best practice

The packaging of cumulative updates changed as of August 31, 2011. The following packages are provided for cumulative updates:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 + SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010 + SharePoint Server 2010 + Project Server 2010

As a result of the new packaging, it is no longer necessary to install the SharePoint Foundation cumulative update and then install the SharePoint Server cumulative update.

Software update guidance

We recommend that you use the following documentation as guidance for deploying the latest software updates in a SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server environment.

Latest software updates

Software updates include any update, update rollup, service pack, feature pack, critical update, security update, or hotfix. See KB 824684 for a description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates. See KB 953878 for information about cumulative updates that are available from the Microsoft Office team to fix reported problems.

For the latest public updates, see the Update center for Office, Office servers, and related products.

 

April 2014 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

February 2014 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

December 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

October 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

August 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Service Pack 2 (SP2)

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

June 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

April 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

February 2013 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

December 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

October 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

August 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

June 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

April 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

February 2012 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

December 2011 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

October 2011 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

August 2011 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

June 2011 Update

Important

  • If you installed a version of the June 2011 cumulative update that you downloaded prior to June 30, 2011, you need to download and install the update refresh from the download center.
  • After you install the June 2011 cumulative update refresh, you must run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard (PSConfigUI.exe) to run upgrade which will update the farm to the latest version. This step is required in order to have full SharePoint functionality. If you do not run PSConfigUI.exe, the farm will run, but with reduced capacity. For example, for SharePoint Foundation 2010 the search service will not start and as a result, the VSS Writer fails if you initiate a farm backup. For SharePoint Server 2010, search queries will work but indexing will not.
  • For SharePoint Server 2010, you must restart the User Profile Synchronization service after installing the June 2011 cumulative update refresh. For more information see the Start the User Profile Synchronization service section in the Configure profile synchronization article in the library.

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 products includes stability, performance, and security enhancements that are a direct result of customer feedback and are designed to extend the value customers experience with SharePoint 2010.

Important

  • After you install Service Pack 1, you need to install the June 2011 cumulative update refresh. For more information, see June 2011 Update above.

April 2011 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

February 2011 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

December 2010 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Note: You must restart the User Profile Synchronization service after installing this cumulative update. For more information see the Start the User Profile Synchronization service section in the Configure profile synchronization article in the library.

October 2010 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

August 2010 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010

The Office 2010 Cumulative Update for August 2010 ( KB 2396341) contains additional hotfixes that apply to Project Server 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

June 2010 Update

SharePoint Foundation 2010

The Office 2010 Cumulative Update for June 2010 ( KB 2259686) contains additional hotfixes that apply to Project Server 2010 and Search Server 2010.

For more information, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2010/07/22/the-first-cumulative-update-for-sharepoint-2010-family-has-been-released.aspx.

Models

Although the models are for the upgrade process, the update process is very similar and requires similar planning and testing.

Upgrade planning

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Upgrade approaches

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Test your upgrade process

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