#ProjectServer #PS2013 #SharePoint #SP2013 #Office 2013 Service Pack 1 is released #SP1

February 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Fixes, Functionality, Information, Installation, Service Pack | Leave a comment
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Service Pack 1 has been released today for Office 2013, the links can be seen below:

SharePoint 2013 SP1:

Project Server 2013 SP1:

Project 2013 SP1:

SharePoint 2013 and other server related SP1:

Office 2013 and related desktop products SP1:

A list of the fixes for Office 2013 SP1:


As with all patches, deploy to a non production farm and fully test before deploying to a production system.


#ProjectServer #PS2010 and #SP2010 Service Pack 2 Released #PPM

July 24, 2013 at 8:34 am | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Functionality, Information, Service Pack | 5 Comments
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Service Pack 2 has been released for Office 2010, this includes Project Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010. For links to all Office 2010 SP2 updates see the office update site below:


Project 2010 SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687457

Project Server 2010 SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687452

SharePoint 2010 SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687453

For a full list of fixes, download the following Excel file:


For more information see the following blog post:


Check #MSProject version number on remote machines using #PowerShell #ProjectServer #PS2010 #Office

May 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Information, Installation, PowerShell, Service Pack | Leave a comment
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Below are two examples of PowerShell scripts to check the Project Professional 2010 version on remote machines. Ultimately the best solution would be to use Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager to manage software updates. It is key that all Project Professional clients have the same version, especially if connecting to Project Server. Having all Project Professional clients at the same patch level will help with the stability of your EPM farm.

The two PowerShell scripts below give the same results but I wanted to include both as these are only examples of what is possible. Both scripts read the client machines from a text file. Add all of the client machines that have Project Profession installed into the text file as seen below:


The first simple version just checks the product version from the file system on the client machine using a UNC path location:

$pcs = Get-Content "C:\pcs.txt"
foreach($pc in $pcs)
$proj = (Get-Command "\\$pc\C$\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINPROJ.exe").FileVersionInfo.Productversion
Write-host "$pc has the following version of Project Professional:" $Proj

The second option is slightly more complex and automates Project Professional and gets version from the build property:

$pcs = Get-Content "C:\pcs.txt"
foreach($pc in $pcs)
$session = New-PSSession -Name $pc1 -ComputerName $pc
Write-host $pc -NONEWLINE
Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {
$Proj = new-object -comobject msproject.application
Write-host " has the following version of Project Professional:" $Proj.Build
$Proj.quit | out-null
[System.Runtime.Interopservices.Marshal]::ReleaseComObject($Proj) |out-null
remove-PSSession -Session $session}

The second option will require the remote machines to be configured for PowerShell remoting:


Both scripts should be run with an account that has admin access (domain admin) on all client machines.

An example output for both scripts can be seen below. Please note, the scripts were only run against one machine, if you have multiple client machines each one will appear on a new line:


#ProjectServer 2010 and #SharePoint 2010 build versions #SP2010 #PS2010 #MSProject

March 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Administration, CU, Information, Installation, Service Pack | Leave a comment
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Project Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010 build versions and KB article links thanks to my colleague Giles Hamson:



#ProjectServer 2007 #MOSS #Office 2007 #MSProject SP3

October 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Posted in Service Pack | Leave a comment
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Service Pack 3 have now been release for Project 2007 and Project Server 2007 (along with the other Office 2007 products) – http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/10/25/office-2007-and-sharepoint-2007-service-pack-3-availability.aspx

Project 2007 SP3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526091

Office Server 2007 SP3 (includes Project Server 2007): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526299

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526305

As always, deploy to a Test / Dev system and fully test before deploying to any Production system.

Office 2010 / SharePoint 2010 / Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) #SP2010 #SharePoint #ProjectServer

June 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Service Pack | Leave a comment
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Service Pack 1 for the Office 2010 products is now available, for information please see:


The link to the Project Server 2010 KB article is:


The link to the download is:


As always, deploy this to a Test / Development environment and test thoroughly before applying to Production, also have a full roll back plan in place for Production.


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