August 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

The new August 2011 Cumulative updates for WSSv4 (MSF2010, aka Foundation) and SPS2010 Server has been released now with some delay but will be available yet:

Note This is build 14.0.6109.5002 of the cumulative update package.

SharePoint 2010/SharePoint Foundation:

August 2011 CU is a post SP1 Hotfix! SP1 is mandatory to install any other CU released later than June 2011 !!! 

Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well!
Please see the related information here:
Then on top you can apply the August 2011 CU

2553050  – full server package  SharePoint Foundation 2010;EN-US;2553050

Direct Download:


2553048 – full server package SharePoint Server 2010  (contains also the MSF2010 fixes);EN-US;2553048

Direct Download :

Known Issues:

– After installing the KB 2553048, you must restart the User Profile Synchronization Service for profile synchronization to work correctly.
– You also must run afterwards the configuration wizard, or for example, search will be unable to index content

See more on the descriptions page


Further instructions and information:

After installing the packages, you may be prompted for a reboot of your Server! Please don’t forget to run the PSConfig Wizard anyway, even after reboot just to ensure that all updates has been applied completely and successful! As usual, you can use the command line on each server in Farm:   “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait”

Q & A:

Q:  Do I need to install the foundation packages first and then on top of it the server packages?
No, you can apply directly the Server packages only because they’re containing the Foundation fixes as well. But for a consistent and “save” update process, we recommend always to install the foundation packages + the server packages. In future it could be possible due to any kind of changes, that a certain update level is mandatory to apply later CU’s or that some dependencies might exists between the two package bundles. Also there is already a lot to consider just about language packs etc. as described in my other post here.

Q:  Is the service pack 1 a MUST HAVE before installing any other CU?
No, you can apply any CU since RTM directly to SharePoint without having SP1. The service pack mostly adds extended features and includes also all fixes until April 2011 CU. But the recommended way is to install the SP! + the latest available CU on top to it just to stay save on your update process overall and for future.

Q: Do I need to install the updates or service packs for each language I have installed additionally?
The Cu’s are usually global and will fit to mostly all languages, so there is no need here. If there will be a CU for a particular language not covered as usual, this will be provided separately.
For Service packs: Yes, each service pack is only for a single language. The SP-Language is relying on the language, your SharePoint has been installed initially. SO if this was English, then the English SP applies, If this was German, the German SP applies, a.s.o.  – For any other language pack you have installed on top of SharePoint, you don’t need to install the Share Point service pack for this languages BUT you must install the language pack service packs according it! See more here.


Other related Links:

SharePoint Server and Foundation 2010 Build numbers and updates since RTM


Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSSv3)

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and WSSv2

All about updating MOSS and Language Packs

The Mystery Behind SharePoint 2010 Patching by Jie Li

Related Update and resource Centers:
Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products

Updates for SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010

Updates for SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updates for Project Server 2010

Updates for Enterprise Search Products

SP1 references:

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint and Office 2010
June 2011 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been re-released

SharePoint 2010 SP1 and the June Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 – 5 Common questions regarding the Service Pack

List of all Office 2010 SP1 packages

List of all SharePoint 2010 and Office Server 2010 SP1 packages


Project Server 2010:

For detailed information about applying Project Server 2010 cumulative updates, see Deploy cumulative updates

For the latest public updates, see the Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products

Also visit the post from Brian Smith with many more information regarding Project Server.

Service Pack 1 (SP1)

For more information, see TechNet Webcast: Information about Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (Level 200).

2 thoughts on “August 2011 CU for SPS2010 and Foundation

  1. After this CU Aug, 2011 is installed the system became instable. I mean the hosted sites timeouts often, they were became slow and sometimes the SharePoint 2010 Central Admin site timouts as well. Any experince with this behavior?


  2. Hi Jack,
    I'm sorry, I'm currently not aware of such a regression caused or reported as an issue after August 2011 CU.
    I would suggest to open a support case at Microsoft to investigate this issue deeper. If it is identified as a regression of august CU, then you will be free of charge anyway.
    Hth, cheers, Steve


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