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Instructions for downloading Sitecore CMS 7.2 and DMS 7.2 rev. 160123.

This is the latest release of Sitecore CMS 7.2.

Note:This is a product Update. Sitecore recommends upgrading to this release when the fixes included in this release meet 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.  

To learn more about Sitecore’s versioning system, see the Sitecore Versioning Policy page.

4.1.  Download Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev.160123

Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 160123:

Download DMS 7.2 rev. 160123 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.160123

Choose one of the following links to download DMS 7.2 rev.160123 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.160123:

Additional Tools

You may also want to consider downloading additional tools:

4.2.  To upgrade from the initial release of CMS and DMS 7.2 to this release



This update requires the following files:

Follow these steps to upgrade an existing Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 installation to Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev. 160123 (Update-6):

  1. Back up the site.
  2. Log in to the Sitecore Desktop, click Sitecore, Development Tools, Installation Wizard, and then install the Sitecore Update Installation Wizard 1.0.0 rev. package 
  3. Upgrade the CMS database schemas:
    • SQL Server: Execute the CMS72U4_BeforeInstall.sql script on master and web databases. This file is contained in the package. 
  4. Upgrade the DMS database schemas: 
  5. Make sure that the IIS is configured to allow access to the /sitecore/admin folder. Otherwise the next step might display a blank page instead of the Update Installation Wizard.
  6. If you use the Solr search provider, the Global.asax file must be changed.
    Backup your Global.asax file and then open the file and replace the Inherits value with the following: "Sitecore.Web.Application".
    Note: after this step, you will not be able to use the Search feature in the backend.
  7. Open the Update Installation Wizard by entering the following URL in your browser: http://<hostname>/sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.html
    For more information about how to use the wizard, see the Update Installation Wizard Guide.
  8. Install the Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 160123 update package using the wizard:
    • Upload the update package using the wizard.
    Important. Starting with this update, the update package is a cumulative update package. The cumulative update package is a zip archive that contain all prior updates and hotfixes. For example, the cumulative update package for Sitecore 7.2 Update-6 enables you to upgrade from any version of Sitecore 7.2 (from the Initial Release to Update-5) directly to Sitecore 7.2 Update-6. This change will simplify the upgrade procedure.
    I. The Update Installation Wizard can now automatically detect the version of Sitecore to be upgraded, and selects the correct update package. If the wizard cannot automatically detect the upgrade path, a page will open where you can choose the upgrade path, manually. The wizard will then automatically extract the appropriate update package and save it next to the original one.
    II. You can also extract the relevant update package directly from the cumulative update package. The package is a standard archive. 
    • Analyze the package. 
    • Save the list of configuration files to be updated after the upgrade is complete.

      To get a list of these files, use the "Filter by message types" link on the analysis result page, and uncheck all message categories except for "Configuration file already exists".
      If this category is missing, you do not have any conflicts with your configuration files and these will be automatically upgraded.
      All the messages in this category are related to configuration file conflicts and this should be an exact list of the configuration files that must be updated after the upgrade is completed. We strongly commend that you review all of these messages one by one and create a list of configuration files. This list will be used in step 9. The rest of the configuration files will be upgraded correctly.
    • Install the package
  9. Update your configuration files.

    Implement the changes to the configuration files that were flagged as having conflicts during the analysis phase.
  10. If you are using the Item Clones feature, and you are upgrading from Sitecore 7.2 Update-4 or an earlier version, you must perform the following steps after you install the upgrade package:
    Upgrade the CMS database schemas:
    SQL Server Execute the MSSQL_CMS72_U5_AfterInstall.sql script on the Master and Core databases.
    Oracle: Execute the Oracle_CMS72_U5_AfterInstall.bat file.
    Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page.

  11. 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.
  12. If you use the Solr search provider, perform following steps:

    • Updating Solr Assemblies
      Use the Solr support package and extract the assemblies into the /bin folder of the website.
    • Change the Solr schema using the Solr Schema Builder application. This is done via following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Generate the Solr Schema.xml file.
    • Restore the Global.asax file that you changed on step 4.
    • Restart Solr.
  13. Rebuild all your ContentSearch indexes. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Indexing Manager.
  14. Rebuild your search indexes for the “Quick search index” (also for the master and core databases if you have such indexes). This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Database » Rebuild the Search Index.
  15. Rebuild the link database for the master and the core databases. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Database » Rebuild the Link Database.
  16. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  17. Check if any installed modules needs to be upgraded to a newer version to be compatible with Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 160123.
  18. Reiterate the update procedure for every Sitecore instance in your Sitecore environment.

Instructions for upgrading the core database of Oracle database

You will need the following file:

The file contains two files:

Upgrade steps for the CMS databases:

  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 score (the actual name depend on the value of the PREFIX environment variable) database.
    If your user schema names are different or if you have additional Sitecore user schema, modify the batch file as necessary (but do not add the analytics or web schemas – 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_CMS72_U5_AfterInstall.sql.
    • 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 7.2 upgrade procedure as described above.

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