A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SharePoint FAQ on DST and October 9th Public Update ( Via joeloleson )

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I've gotten some questions asked on the hotfix and public update I wanted to address here. Product Support and a few PFEs helped me with these. Thanks guys!

Q. Do I need to install both the MOSS and WSS public updates?

A. Yes, best practice would be to install WSS 3.0 first then MOSS 2007.

Q. If I have to choose between the public update (Oct 9) and the DST patch which should I install?

A. The public update includes the DST and we recommend you install that.

Q. What if I don't want to install the public update?

A. You should at minimum install the WSS DST patch on your WSS and MOSS Servers.

Q. What will happen if I don't do anything.

A. On October 28th your timer jobs will be off by 1 hour and without the public update the cross site scripting vulnerability will be present amongst other less important fixes.

Q. Do I need to install the update on all my servers? and Do I need to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on every server?”.

A. The answer to both is Yes. The configuration wizard may not launch, but this is still a key required step.

Q. I just installed a new MOSS Server today. What should I install?

A. Install the MOSS RTM, then install the Oct 9 Public Update for WSS, then MOSS and follow the instructions. Then I'd recommend running windows update to get the latest public .NET hotfixes.

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