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The server-packages of October 2009 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 are ready for download. October 2009 Cumulative Updates introduce more rules on Pre-Upgrade Checker, which can help customers to prepare the upgrade of their SharePoint farm to SharePoint 2010.
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974989
Office SharePoint Server 2007 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974988
Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974989 (link may not be live yet)
Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974988 (link may not be live yet)
Installation Recommendation for a fresh SharePoint Server
To keep all files in a SharePoint installation up-to-date, the following sequence is recommended.
Please note: Start from April 2009 Cumulative Update, the packages will no longer install on a farm without a service pack installed. You must have installed either Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2 prior to the installation of the cumulative updates.
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on every server in the farm with SharePoint installed.
The version of content databases should be 12.0.6520.5000 after successfully applying these updates.
You can also refer to April Cumulative Update post for deployment guides, slipstream how-to links and FAQs.
Jie Li, Technical Product Manager, SharePoint