SP3 Installation for SharePoint 2007 – Prerequisites


Pre-requisites:

For all the changes done to SharePoint installation, we do have to perform some kind of backup with a cautious feeling, what if something goes wrong? What if our sites don’t work?

1. Take a backup of all the files under GAC folder. To do so, go to start –> run –> type C:\windows\assembly\gac_msil and press enter. You will be taken to the assembly folder. Copy all the folders there and save it safely in a backup folder.

2. Take a backup of all the content database being used in the farm.

3. Take a backup of all the folders under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories and save it in a backup folder. It might come in handy later on.

4. Check and note down the old version of the farm by going to Central Admin–> Operations–> Servers in farm.

Now you are all set to perform the installation.

Download the update

1. Go to this website and download the SP3 Package for 32-bit (also need to check your server for 32-bit or 64-bit before selecting the file to use) Save it to a easily identifiable place like Desktop.

2. Go to this Website to download Office Servers Service Pack 3 package.

Now you are all set to perform the upgrade to the server. Continued

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About gai3kannan

I am working with NCS Pte Ltd as a Lead Consultant I have taken SharePoint as my full time action and thoughts.
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