From time to time Microsoft released updates for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. These updates will now be installed via Windows updates and must be applied manually. This required some steps on the server which where added to the summary below:

1.) Login to the Sharepoint Server OS with the "FarmAccount"

2.) Run the cumulative update installer you downloaded (from here)

3.) Once the installation said it is finished run the "SharePoint 2010 Management Shell" as administrator

4.) Try if you can connect to the SP Server with your current user account via

(get-spfarm).buildversion

and you should get the current buildversion:

Major  Minor  Build  Revision
-----  -----  -----  --------
14     0      6126   5000

If you get a error message check if you use the correct account!

5.) Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN

6.) Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

 

If everything went fine you will get a result like:

Performing configuration task 6 of 6
Finalizing the SharePoint Products configuration...

Successfully completed the SharePoint Products configuration.

Total number of configuration settings run: 6
Total number of successful configuration settings: 6
Total number of unsuccessful configuration settings: 0
Successfully stopped the configuration of SharePoint Products.
Configuration of the SharePoint Products has succeeded.

You can find more infos here:

Install a software update (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

Software updates overview (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

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