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27.  Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 Update rev.110112 (6.3.1 Initial Release)
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Instructions for downloading Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 rev. 110112.

This is the latest release of Sitecore CMS 6.3.1.

This is a product Update. Sitecore recommends upgrading to this release when the fixes included in this release meets specific needs of your organization. If this release does not include specific fixes that your organization requires, you may benefit by waiting until Sitecore releases a Service Pack for this series before upgrading. This is especially true in production environments. For more information about the recommended versions of Sitecore, see Sitecore Versioning Policy page.



Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 rev. 110112:

  • Download the Sitecore web application installer  (145 MB, .exe file)
    Choose this link to download the setup.exe installation program (everything you need to get started).
    Notice: The setup.exe file was replaced with a new version on February 10, 2011, to resolve an issue with the setup.exe failing on non-English operating systems.
     
  • Download a ZIP of the file above (145 MB, ZIP archive)
    Choose this link to download the setup.exe installation program if your network blocks the download of exe files.
    Notice: The setup.exe file was replaced with a new version on February 10, 2011, to resolve an issue with the setupe.exe failing on non-English operating systems.
     
  • Download a ZIP archive of the Sitecore CMS site root (149 MB, ZIP archive) 
    Choose this link to install Sitecore manually (without the help of the setup.exe installation program)  

To download Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 (rev. 110112) for JAPANESE users, choose one of the following links. After installation, check the Client Translations page for updated translations.

You may also want to consider downloading additional tools:

To upgrade a previous Sitecore CMS 6 version to this release:

Prerequisites

  • Sitecore CMS 6.3.0 rev. 100716 or higher.
  • If your Sitecore solution is based on an earlier version, then you must update to Sitecore 6.3.0 rev. 100716 before you install this update.

This update requires the following files:

Follow the steps below to upgrade an existing Sitecore CMS 6.3.0 installation to Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 rev. 110112:

  1. Back up the site.
  2. Upgrade the database schema, step 1:
    • SQL Server: Execute the CMS631_BeforeInstall.sql script on each of your Sitecore databases (core, master, web and any custom Sitecore databases, but excluding the Analytics database and any Sitecore module databases you have installed).
    • Oracle: Execute Oracle_CMS631_BeforeInstall.bat. Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page.
  3. Open the Update Installation Wizard by entering the following URL in your browser: http://<hostname>/sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.aspx
    See the Update Installation Wizard Guide for more information about how to use the wizard.
  4. Install the Sitecore CMS 6.3.1 rev. 110112 update package using the wizard:
    1. Upload the update package using the wizard.
    2. Analyze the package.
  5. Install the package.
  6. Upgrade the database schema, step 2:
    • SQL Server: Execute the CMS631_PostInstall.sql script on each of your Sitecore databases (core, master, web and any custom Sitecore databases, but excluding the Analytics database and any Sitecore module databases you have installed). This script updates the database schema to Sitecore CMS 6.3.1.
    • Oracle: Execute Oracle_CMS631_PostInstall.sql.bat. Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page.
  7. Update your web.config file.
  8. Clear your browser's cache. For instance, in Internet Explorer this is done via the menu Tools » Internet Options » Browsing History » Delete » Delete Temporary Internet Files.
  9. Rebuild search indexes and the link database in the master and the core databases. You can do this using the wizards available via the Sitecore desktop link Sitecore » Control Panel » Database.
  10. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  11. Delete the <webroot>/temp/dictionary.dat file to regenerate the Dictionary (only necessary if any of your editors use other client languages than English).
  12. Reiterate the update procedure for every Sitecore instance in your Sitecore environment.

Instructions for upgrading the database schema of Oracle databases

You will need the following files:

The zip file contains four files:

  • Oracle_CMS631_BeforeInstall.bat – a Windows batch file that invokes Oracle_CMS631_BeforeInstall.sql for the following Sitecore schemas: core, master, and web
  • Oracle_CMS631_BeforeInstall.sql  – first part of an SQL*Plus script to upgrade the Sitecore database schema to 6.3.1. Should be executed before package installation.
  • Oracle_CMS631_PostInstall.bat – a Windows batch file that invokes Oracle_CMS631_PostInstall.sql for the following Sitecore schemas: core, master, and web
  • Oracle_CMS631_PostInstall.sql – second part of an SQL*Plus script to upgrade the Sitecore database schema to 6.3.1. Should be executed after package installation.

Upgrade steps:

  1. Extract the SQL script and the batch file from the zip archive.
  2. Copy the SQL script and the batch file to the Database Server (or to the PC where the administration tools for the Oracle database are installed and set up).
  3. By default, the upgrade scripts will process three user schemas: sccore, scmaster, and scweb (the actual names depend on the value of the PREFIX environment variable).
    • If your user schema names are different or if you have additional Sitecore user schemas, modify the batch file as necessary (but do not add the Analytics schema – it uses a different database schema and should not be upgraded).
  4. Shut down Sitecore.
  5. Back up your Sitecore schemas.
  6. Upgrade your database schema.
    • In System Properties/Advanced/Environment Variables set up user-level variables as follows:
      • DATABASE = The name of the database instance that hosts the Sitecore data.
      • PASSWORD = Password for the system user of the Oracle instance.
      • PREFIX = Prefix for the Sitecore user schemas and their passwords (default value: 'sc').
      • Notice that user passwords are expected to be the same as the user names.
      • Launch Oracle_CMS631_BeforeInstall.bat or Oracle_CMS631_PostInstall.bat.
      • Review the output of the script for errors.
      • Remove the DATABASE, PASSWORD and PREFIX variables from the environment.
  7. Start Sitecore.
  8. Continue with the CMS 6.3 to 6.3.1 upgrade procedure as described above.

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