On Tuesday March 12, 2013 Microsoft released the first update for SharePoint 2013. It, along with the patches for Workflow Manager and the Office Web Apps are a pretty significant upgrade to the SharePoint 2013 platform. As always, you can find all the patch information at http://www.toddklindt.com/sp2013builds. Here are the patches, their links, and some notes on each.
SharePoint 2013 Patch
SharePoint Foundation - KB2768000 - Download
SharePoint Server - KB2767999 - Download
Project Server - KB2768001 - Download
You only need to install the patch for the product you have, you don’t need to install the patches for the lower packages. So if you have SharePoint Server, you don’t need to install the Foundation patch first. These patches also have these three notes at the beginning:
- This cumulative update package includes all the server component packages. Additionally, this cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.
- A change in the package configuration was introduced after SharePoint Server 2013 was released. You must install this public update before you install later SharePoint updates.
- Important When you install the cumulative update on a single-server SharePoint farm or on SharePoint servers that include Search Service Application topology roles, you must follow the steps that are mentioned on the following Microsoft website: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=279911
The first note reiterates that you only need to install one patch. The second note says you have to install this patch to install and later patches. Unlike the guidance I normally give, you should install this patch as soon as you’ve tested it and determined it doesn’t break anything. The third note says you should read this blog post before installing the patch to get some guidance on how to handle Search during the upgrade.
I’ve installed this patch on a couple of servers and its been fine.
Office Web Apps 2013 Patch
It’s not part of SharePoint anymore, but the Office Web Apps are an important party of your SharePoint 2013 farm. They got some patch love as well. Here are the links:
Office Web Apps - KB2760445 – Download
The patching process for the OWAs is different than the regular SharePoint patching process. SharePoint MCM Wictor Wilén has an excellent blog, Patching your WAC farm with no downtime, that you should read before you attempt the patching process. While you’re reading that, read Wictor’s next blog post, Enabling PDF Previews with Office Web Apps 2013 march 2013 update, to see how to add PDF support to the OWAs after you patch it. While this KB article is about a previous patch, it covers some of the new functionality that is introduced. I have seen some reports of the new version of OWA causing some issues, so be sure to test in your test environment first.
Workflow Manager Patch
Service Bus – KB2799752 – Download
Workflow Manager – KB2799754 – Download
You’ll need to install the Service Manager patch before the Workflow Manager patch. If either of them fail, reboot and try again. A couple of times that I’ve installed them they’ve been fussy, but a reboot always cheered them up.
There you go, there are all the patches I know about now. Let me know if you have any problems.