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Patching SharePoint Server 2013

Patching SharePoint Server 2013 step by step

Patching SharePoint Server 2013 step by step

Patching SharePoint server 2013 is one of the most difficult task that everyone want to know how to implement step by step. Watching this video, you will feel like its very easy to implement, but truly its equally risky. So careful while implementing the steps. Watch the below video for details. SharePoint 2013 patching best practices is followed here also how to run psconfig (sharepoint configuration wizard steps) after patching is shown in the video.

  • Download the KB   (sharepoint 2013 cumulative update/Patch download link)from the URL as shown in the video.
Patching SharePoint
  • Extract files after download and you will find 3 files of extension “.exe , .cab, .cab”.
Patch 1321x705
  • Copy this below code to notepad and save as in “.ps 1”
########################### 
##Ensure Patch is Present## 
########################### 
$patchfile = Get-ChildItem | where{$_.Extension -eq ".exe"}
if($patchfile -eq $null)
{
  Write-Host "Unable to retrieve the file.  Exiting Script" -ForegroundColor Red
  Return
}

######################## 
##Stop Search Services## 
######################## 
##Checking Search services##
$srchctr = 1
$srch4srvctr = 1
$srch5srvctr = 1
$srv4 = get-service "OSearch15"
$srv5 = get-service "SPSearchHostController"

If(($srv4.status -eq "Running") -or ($srv5.status-eq "Running"))
  {
    Write-Host "Choose 1 to Pause Search Service Application" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    Write-Host "Choose 2 to leave Search Service Application running" -ForegroundColor Cyan
    $searchappresult = Read-Host "Press 1 or 2 and hit enter"
    Write-Host
   
   if($searchappresult -eq 1)
    {
        $srchctr = 2
        Write-Host "Pausing the Search Service Application" -foregroundcolor yellow
        Write-Host "This could take a few minutes" -ForegroundColor Yellow
        $ssa = get-spenterprisesearchserviceapplication
        $ssa.pause()
    }

    elseif($searchappresult -eq 2)
    {
        Write-Host "Continuing without pausing the Search Service Application"
    }
    else
    {
        Write-Host "Run the script again and choose option 1 or 2" -ForegroundColor Red
        Write-Host "Exiting Script" -ForegroundColor Red
        Return
    }
  }

Write-Host "Stopping Search Services if they are running" -foregroundcolor yellow
if($srv4.status -eq "Running")
  {
    $srch4srvctr = 2
    set-service -Name "OSearch15" -startuptype Disabled
    $srv4.stop()
  }

if($srv5.status -eq "Running")
  {
    $srch5srvctr = 2
    Set-service "SPSearchHostController" -startuptype Disabled
    $srv5.stop()
  }

do
  {
    $srv6 = get-service "SPSearchHostController"
    if($srv6.status -eq "Stopped")
    {
        $yes = 1
    }
    Start-Sleep -seconds 10
  }
  until ($yes -eq 1)

Write-Host "Search Services are stopped" -foregroundcolor Green
Write-Host 

####################### 
##Stop Other Services## 
####################### 
Set-Service -Name "IISADMIN" -startuptype Disabled
Set-Service -Name "SPTimerV4" -startuptype Disabled
Write-Host "Gracefully stopping IIS W3WP Processes" -foregroundcolor yellow
Write-Host
iisreset -stop -noforce
Write-Host "Stopping Services" -foregroundcolor yellow
Write-Host
$srv2 = get-service "SPTimerV4"
  if($srv2.status -eq "Running")
  {$srv2.stop()}

Write-Host "Services are Stopped" -ForegroundColor Green
Write-Host
Write-Host 

################## 
##Start patching## 
################## 
Write-Host "Patching now keep this PowerShell window open" -ForegroundColor Magenta
Write-Host
$starttime = Get-Date
$filename = $patchfile.basename
Start-Process $filename
Start-Sleep -seconds 20 
$proc = get-process $filename
$proc.WaitForExit()
$finishtime = get-date
Write-Host
Write-Host "Patch installation complete" -foregroundcolor green
Write-Host 

################## 
##Start Services## 
################## 
Write-Host "Starting Services Backup" -foregroundcolor yellow
Set-Service -Name "SPTimerV4" -startuptype Automatic
Set-Service -Name "IISADMIN" -startuptype Automatic

##Grabbing local server and starting services##
$servername = hostname
$server = get-spserver $servername

$srv2 = get-service "SPTimerV4"
$srv2.start()
$srv3 = get-service "IISADMIN"
$srv3.start()
$srv4 = get-service "OSearch15"
$srv5 = get-service "SPSearchHostController"

###Ensuring Search Services were stopped by script before Starting"
if($srch4srvctr -eq 2)
{
    set-service -Name "OSearch15" -startuptype Automatic
    $srv4.start()
}
if($srch5srvctr -eq 2)
{
    Set-service "SPSearchHostController" -startuptype Automatic
    $srv5.start()
}

###Resuming Search Service Application if paused### 
if($srchctr -eq 2)
{
    Write-Host "Resuming the Search Service Application" -foregroundcolor yellow
    $ssa = get-spenterprisesearchserviceapplication
    $ssa.resume()
}

Write-Host "Services are Started" -foregroundcolor green
Write-Host
Write-Host
Write-Host "Script Duration" -foregroundcolor yellow
Write-Host "Started: " $starttime -foregroundcolor yellow
Write-Host "Finished: " $finishtime -foregroundcolor yellow
Write-Host "Script Complete"
  • Save all files that is of extensions “.exe , .cab, .cab, .ps 1” in one folder.
Patching SharePoint Server
  • Open “SharePoint Management Shell”.
  • Navigate to the folder in which all files are stored and run the Powershell script.
  • Next step is to run the config wizard. Please find the video in detail step by step further.

how to run sharepoint configuration wizard steps (psconfig)

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Project Server

News Project Server 2016: December 2016 Patch Update

December 2016

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3128017

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3128014

DB Version (C0ntent DB – 16.0.4471.1000)

This update includes the following improvements and fixes in Project Server 2016:

If you apply a new site theme, the timeline which is a part of the tasks app, may continue to use the default theme.For example, suppose that the new site theme displays a blue background. In this case, the timeline would still be displayed with the default white background.

An Active Directory group that’s used to synchronize users in Project Web App and that includes disabled accounts does not inactivate those users in Project Web App. Additionally, the Active Directory Sync job may show that it partly failed.

When you edit a project in Project Web App, the filter that has been associated to the view that you have applied doesn’t work if the filter uses the “Begins with” test.

Consider the following scenario:
* In Project Professional, you have several tasks, some of which are summary tasks.
* You have collapsed some detail tasks so that you only see the related summary tasks.
* You save, publish, close, and check in the project.
* In Project Web App, you go to the Project Center.
* You drill into the project so that you can see the details.
* You choose to edit the project in Project Web App.

In this situation, you see the expected summary tasks but you can’t expand them in order to see the sub tasks under them.