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Before installation of this service pack, very important things to understood:

  • It is essential that you understand the appropriate links
  • Thoroughly read the guidance
  • Test out the patch in a separate environment prior to a production rollout.

Project 2007 Service Pack 2 Overview webcast scheduled for April 29 at 8 am Pacific Time, and April 30 at 5 pm Pacific Time (webcast details are posted on EPMConnect). Adrian Jenkins and Christophe Fiessinger will cover the following topics during the webcast: SP2 Overview, April Cumulative Update Overview, Deployment Best Practices, Next Steps, Questions and Answers.

SP2 Description

Description of Office Project 2007 Service Pack 2 and Office Project Language Pack 2007 SP2



Description of WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 and of WSS 3.0 Language Pack SP2



Description of the 2007 Microsoft Office servers SP2 and the 2007 Microsoft Office servers Language Pack SP2



SP2 Deployment Resources

Deploy Service Pack 2 for Office Project Server 2007


Deploy Project Server 2007 updates


Deploy software updates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007


Create an installation source that includes software updates (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)


Create an installation source that includes software updates (Office SharePoint Server 2007)


Service Pack 2 (SP2) Related Technical Resources

Issues Fixed by SP2 in the 2007 Office Desktop Applications (Excel 2007 format)


Customers can also go to this KB article for a full list of downloads for Office System 2007 SP2.


SP2 for SharePoint Products and Technologies (whitepaper)


Issues Fixed by SP2 in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Excel 2007 format)


Issues Fixed by SP2 in the 2007 Office Server Products


Updates Resource Center for SharePoint Products and Technologies


Project Service Pack 2 High Level Benefits Project Standard and Project Professional

  • The scheduling engine, Active Cache, and Gantt charts all have improvements.
  • There is additional reliability with earlier versions of the .mpp format.

Project Server

  • Better memory management in the queue service.
  • Performance to certain database table indexes is improved.
  • Resource plans, build team, cost resources, and the server scheduling engine have improved.

Once the farm has been properly updated, the new SP2 product version will be: (database) and (dll).

Getting Ready for Project Server 2010

As part of the SP2 release, following are the requirements for the next release of SharePoint and Project Server: Windows Server 2008 and 64 bit. Guidance on how to upgrade existing Project Server 2007 farm to Windows Server 2008 64 bit will be published on TechNet. Complete system requirements for Project Server 2010 are expected at a later date.

Note: Service Pack 2 for Project Portfolio Server 2007 shall be released within the next two months.


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