Friday, September 18, 2015

Difference between psconfig.exe and products and technologies wizard running in GUI

Difference between psconfig.exe and products and technologies wizard running in GUI

Most of the administrators think that, both running the GUI configuration Wizard and Running the Psconfig.exe-cmd command will do the same after the install of CU or SP. But in reality, Both are not same and there is a much difference in running those in GUI and command.

In this article I am trying to explain the things what made the difference between and which is recommended to run after the install of CU or SP

products and technologies wizard:

1.     PSCONFIGUI.EXE( products and technologies configuration wizard) is the UI based configuration wizard which performs several tasks one after the other after installing fixes.

2.     It will perform all the operation including  setup, standalone config,  config db, help collections, secure resources services,installfeatures,adminvs,upgrade,evalprovision,applicationcontent,quiet

PSCONFIG.EXE:

1.     PSCONFIG.EXE is the command line tool which gives users granular control over all tasks that are executed and which is therefore quicker than PSCONFIGUI.EXE.
2.     Most of us just ran the following command
PSCONFIG -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait
But that command only performs a subset of operations performed by PSCONFIGUI.EXE. E.g. it will not update the files in the _app_bin directory of the web applications! 

I would recommend to run the Products and technologies configuration wizard to set everything is perfect after the installation of CU or service pack. If you still need to include the PSCONFIG.EXE in any of the script, you include the below


PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources

I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

What changes does SharePoint configuration wizard do?

What changes does SharePoint configuration wizard do?

This is a common question for most of the administrators, asking me the same by different SharePoint Admins, Most of the times after we install any CU or SP we must run the Products and Technologies configuration wizard, why? Here is the answer.

Answer:
1.      When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it updates the database schema to the latest version
2.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it fixes security settings on the file system to match what SharePoint needs
3.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it will copies required binaries from the install location into the _app_bin directories of the web applications
4.     When we run the “Configuration Wizard “ it updates features registrations with SharePoint

Note: It is also recommended to run the PSConfig wizard once the security patches is installed, but most of the times we don’t run.



I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

September 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 is Released.

September 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 is Released.

For September 2015 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint.

The KB articles for September CU should be available at the following locations in a couple of hours:
  • KB 3085530 - SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • KB 3085521 - SharePoint Server 2010
  • KB 3085517 - Project Server 2010
The Full Server Packages for September 2015 CU are already available through the following links:
Note:


  1. Be aware that CU is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is required to have SP2 installed before installing the CU.
  2. It is required to have SP2 installed for the base product and all installed language packs to install September 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010.
  3. This CU includes all SharePoint 2010 fixes (including all SharePoint 2010 security fixes) released since SP2. The CU does not include SP2.
  4. After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.
  5. Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2010 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU.
  6. That means only one package has to be installed for the SharePoint 2010 product family.



I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.
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