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 Question:

2010 - Sharepoint Updates and Build Numbers
  • BlueBird

    I have two servers, one test and one production in which I ran the following command from Sharepoint Management Shell.

    (get-spfarm).buildversion
    

    I got two different build versions:

    • 14.0.6117.5002 (test)
    • 14.0.6120.5006 (prod)

    However when I look on the list of most recent updates I see "Hotfix for Microsoft Office Server (KB2598151)" installed on both of these systems.

    However on the test server I see "Hotfix for Microsoft Office Server (KB2598150)" as well which seems to correspond the build version it is giving me ( I don't see this on the prod server).

    Can someone explain why this might happen and why my servers would be at different builds if they had the same updates installed?

  •  Answers:

  • Dave Wise

    Hotfixes do not update core version numbers so even having the same hotfixes applied does not mean it is the same version.

    According to the SharePoint Build Numbers, it your Test environment is on Feb 2012 CU while your Prod environment is on the Apr 2012 CU. Having difference CUs applied in the various environments is never a good thing for development. I would advise applying the Apr 2012 CU to all of your non-prod environments as soon as possible so that all development and testing is against the same core code that is running on production.