August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

With some delay here now as usual,
SPS 2010/Foundation (WSSv4):

It is now mandatory to install first the Service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 and Foundation + June 2011 CU if not yet done!
Consider the dependencies with already installed Language Packs and maybe having Office Web APPs as well!
Please see the related information here:

This cumulative update is a post-SP1 hotfix and requires SP1 before installation!

Note This is build 14.0.6126.5000 of the cumulative update package.

KB 2687355 Server package for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
Download link:

KB 2687353 
Server package for SharePoint Server 2010 (contains also the MSF2010 fixes so you may need only this one package)
Download link:

Project Server:
2687354 – SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server August 2012 CU

For Office Web Apps:
Please see here:

Service Pack 1 and June 2011 CU references:

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, not necessarily. 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.

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For “User Profile Service Applications”: SP1 + June 11 CU provides increased performance and additional fixes etc. that we highly recommend to install if you are working with UPA/UPS!

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:

Related Update and resource Centers:

2 thoughts on “August 2012 CU for SPS2010/Foundation

  1. Can you please clarify why you state that it is mandatory to install the June 2011 CU? Can't I install SP1 and then go straight to August 2012 CU? I thought if it was a cumulative update, that it was actually cumulative and contained all the updates since the last service pack. Is that incorrect? If it was not truly cumulative, then wouldn't you need to install each CU up until the latest?


  2. Hi Adam,
    sorry for the late resposne,  
    Sure, theoretically you can go straight ahead with the latest CU since this of course contains all patches since Sp1.
    But if you have a running instacne of user rpofile service application, at current state, you shood first install SP1 + June 11 CU as these two are related to each other with special FIM fixes.
    To be sure, that you are on a safe site, follow these steps and after that you can go directly to latest CU.
    Else, your UPA could be subject of issues or errors and then you might be forced to recreate entrie UPA….
    SO this is a recommendation from my support expirience and that worked proofed in 99.91% of cases.
    Hpe that helps …


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