SharePoint 2007 Service Pack 3 Available

The SP 3 for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is available at:

WSS Service 3.0 Pack 3

MOSS 2007 Service Pack 3

Remember: the installation order for SharePoint Server 2007 environments is first install the WSS SP 3 binaries, then install the MOSS SP 3 binaries and then run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard. If you run language pack you have to install the WSS Language packs and the the MOSS language packs.

More instructions on how to update SharePoint 2007 can be found in TechNet or on the SharePoint 2007 Updates Resource Center.

See you,

Amadeu.

 

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SharePoint Farm Solution Extractor

When you are migrating SharePoint 2007 to 2010 you might realize that you don’t have a copy of all the solution packages you installed on your farm. If that is your case, the SharePoint Farm Solution Extractor is an awesome tool to help you get the current deployed solution packages on your farm:
http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/SPSolutionExtractor

You can use it with the following parameters to save all deployed packages to the specified folder:

SharePointFarmSolutionExtractor.exe -extractAll e:\FarmSolutions

A few notes:
-the extractAll parameter is case sensitive.
-the folder must exist before you run the command.

It helped me to get all the solution packages from the 2007 environment to install on the 2010 environment.

Hope this helps you as well.

Amadeu.

SharePoint Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool

The Feature Administration and Clean Up Tool (http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/) helps you find all the installed features on your farm, web application, site collection and site. It also has the ability to find and remove faulty features from the farm. The author provides versions for SharePoint 2007 and 2010.

It is very useful tool when maintaining SharePoint farms and it was even more useful for me when I started migrating my farm from SharePoint 2007 to 2010. I used it to double check the features on the SharePoint farm and remove the faulty ones (yes, be sure you take a look at faulty features, you might not know but it can be there).

See you,

Amadeu.