Why SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update takes long time to install

Improve your SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Update time by running a Power Shell script by Russ Maxwell

I wrote a Power Shell script to automate and speed up the install of a Cumulative Update on SharePoint 2013.   This Power Shell script improved my patch time from 5 hours to 16 minutes.  The patch performs the following steps:

1. Disable the IISAdmin, App Fabric, and SPTimerV4 service

2. Shut down IIS Admin, App Fabric, and Timer Services if they are running                                                                                                            

3. Give you the option to Pause the Search Service Application (see search notes below)                                                                                      

4. Stop Search Services (see search notes below)                                                                                                                                                     

5. Install the patch in passive mode (No user interaction required but will witness the patch install in the UI)

Note:  Power Shell should remain open in the background while patch is running

6. Upon completion of the patch, the Power Shell script, services in step 1 are set to Automatic                                                                          

7. Starts up IIS Admin, App Fabric, and Timer Services                                                                                                                                              

8. Starts up Search Services                                                                                                                                                                                      

9. Resume the Search Service Application if it was paused                                                                                                                       

10. Finally, the script will display the Start Time and End Time for patch install

Get Powershell script : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/russmax/archive/2013/04/01/why-sharepoint-2013-cumulative-update-takes-5-hours-to-install.aspx

Published by Aryan Nava

Founder of "BlockchainMind", CTO for two Blockchain startup during 2018, Cloud/DevOps Consultant and Blockchain Trainer

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