Return to

5.  Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev.151021 (7.2 Service Pack-2)
Prev Next

Instructions for downloading Sitecore CMS 7.2 and DMS 7.2 rev. 151021.

This was originally released as 7.2 Update-5.

Note: This is a product Service Pack. Sitecore recommends customers to install service packs for any feature release that the customer has installed. This is especially true in production environments. 

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

5.1.  Download Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev.151021

Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 151021:

Download DMS 7.2 rev. 151021 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.151021

Choose one of the following links to download DMS 7.2 rev.151021 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.151021:

Additional Tools

You may also want to consider downloading additional tools:

5.2.  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. 151021 (Service Pack-2):

  1. Back up the site.
  2. Upgrade the CMS database schemas:
  1. 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.
  2. If you are using the Solr provider, the Global.asax file needs to 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 on the backend.
  1. Install the Sitecore Update Installation Wizard 1.0.0 rev. 151022.
    Log in to the Sitecore Desktop, and click Sitecore, Development Tools, Installation Wizard and then install the Sitecore Update Installation Wizard 1.0.0 rev. package.
  2. Open the Update Installation Wizard by entering the following URL in your browser: http://<hostname>/sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.html
    See the Update Installation Wizard Guide for more information about how to use the wizard.
  3. Install the Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 151021 update package using the wizard:
    • Upload the update package using the wizard.
    • Analyze the package.
    • Install the package.
  4. Update your configuration files.
  1. If you are using the Item Clones feature and have clones, carry out the following steps after you install the upgrade package:
    Upgrade the CMS database schemas:
    SQL Server: Execute the  script on the Master and Core databases.
    Oracle: Execute the

Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page.

  1. 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.
  2. If you use the Solr 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.
  3. Rebuild all your ContentSearch indexes. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Indexing Manager.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  7. Check if any installed modules needs to be upgraded to a newer version to be compatible with Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 151021.
  8. 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.

    Prev Next