MOSS 2007 SP2 UPDATES

Hi Guys,

I just upgraded MOSS 2007 SP1 with WSS 3.0 SP2 and MOSS 2007 SP2.

If I need to install the cumulative update, do I just install 12.0.6554.5000 February Cumulative Update 2011?  Does that include all the previous cumulative updates since Service Pack 2?

Thanks, Ezs
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jessc7Commented:
Yes, as per the KB:

Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous Office SharePoint Server 2007 update package releases.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2475885

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ezskolAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jess.

I had a look at that page right down to the very bottom.  How can you determine that it actually includes all updates?  Does it actually include all even the ones between SP1 and SP2?  Or even before SP1?

Sorry for wanting to confirm as I am about to deploy it to production after playing with the updates in the test  environment.  

Thanks, Ezs
Leandro IaconoSenior Premier Field EngineerCommented:
Cumulative updates are exactly what the name says they are... cumulative. So they include every update since the latest service pack.

The August CU will include updates from the latest SP all the way through August. A DEC CU will include all updates from the latest SP through DEC (including those from August).

If they were differential (not including those from August) the packages (installers) would probably decrease in size depending on the amount of fixes they include.

So in the end, all CUs include all updates since latest SP.
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ezskolAuthor Commented:
So in other words, the february cumulative update 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2475885  has all the previous update since Service Pack 2?  Even though it's only 78MB in size?  

Thanks for trying to make me understand.

Ezs
Sushanta SahuPrincipal Specialist, Information ManagementCommented:
Yes the CU is having all the updates after the SP2.

Go ahead and let us know how things went.

If you are having heavy contents, the best practice is to dettach the content databases before installing the binaries and one the update is complete, add the content databases.
ezskolAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, applying SP2 and latest updates did not fix our existing problem.    Anyway, I will post a new thread.

Thanks, Ezs.
jessc7Commented:
The original question had to do with the nature of Cumulative Updates. This was answered by jessc7, UICE, and sushantanana.
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