Return to

Valid for Sitecore 6.x
11.  Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 and DMS 2.0.1 rev.121009 (6.5.0 Service Pack-2)
Prev Next

Instructions for downloading Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 and DMS 2.0.1 rev. 121009.

This is the latest release of Sitecore CMS 6.5.0.

This is a Service Pack. Sitecore recommends customers to install service packs for initial release of Sitecore CMS 6.5. This is especially true in production environments. For more information about the recommended versions of Sitecore, see Sitecore Versioning Policy page [updated July 26, 2013].

11.1.  Download Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 and DMS 2.0.1 rev.121009

Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 rev. 121009:

To download Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 (rev. 121009) for JAPANESE users, choose one of the following links. After installation, check the Client Translations page for updated translations. 

Download DMS 2.0.1 rev. 121009 for Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 rev.121009

Choose one of the following links to download DMS 2.0.1 rev.121009 for Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 rev.121009:

You may also want to consider downloading additional tools:

11.2.  To upgrade a previous Sitecore CMS 6 version to this release

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



This update requires the following files:

Follow the steps below to upgrade an existing Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 and DMS 2.0.0 installation to Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 and DMS 2.0.1 rev. 121009:

  1. Back up the site.
  2. If you are upgrading from 6.5 Update-3 or earlier and have Sitecore Analytics installed, upgrade the DMS database schema:
    • SQL Server: Execute the DMS201.sql script on your Sitecore Analytics database.
    • Oracle: Execute Oracle_DMS201.bat. Please refer to the Oracle-specific instructions at the bottom of this page.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Install the Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 rev. 121009 update package using the wizard:
    1. Upload the update package using the wizard.
    2. Analyze the package.
    3. Install the package.
  6. Update your configurations files:
  7. If you are upgrading from 6.5 Update-3 or earlier, it is recommended to perform the following steps:
    • If you have customized any of Engagement Analytics existing reports or created your own reports, the SQL statements for the reports might contain a "WITH (NOEXPAND)" hint. This hint only works with indexed views and should therefore be removed from the SQL.
    • If you have Analytics installed, it is recommended to run the Control Panel > Analytics > Refresh Aggregated Data in Reports wizard before you go live with the upgraded solution.
  8. If you are upgrading from 6.5 Update-1 or earlier, start Sitecore and check which language the Sitecore login page is displayed in. It might no longer be displayed in English, depending on the value of the "DefaultLanguage" web.config setting. To switch the login page language, add a language="en" attribute to the "login" site definition.
  9. 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.
  10. Rebuild your search indexes for the “Quick search index” (and for the master and core databases if you have such indexes) and rebuild the link database for the master and the core databases. You can do this using the wizards available via the Sitecore desktop link Sitecore » Control Panel » Database.
  11. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  12. Delete the <webroot>/temp/dictionary.dat file to regenerate the Dictionary (only necessary if any of your editors use other client languages than English).
  13. Publish the entire site (including system items, templates etc.) to every publishing target you have. To do it run Sitecore » Publish Site dialog. The "Republish" option is recommended. 
  14. Check if any installed modules needs to be upgraded to a newer version to be compatible with Sitecore CMS 6.5.
  15. 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 two files:

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 one user schema: scanalytics (the actual name depends on the value of the PREFIX environment variable).
    • If your user schema name is different or if you have additional Sitecore user schemas, modify the batch file as necessary (but do not add the core, master and web schemas – they use a different database schema and should not be upgraded).
  4. Shut down Sitecore.
  5. Back up your Sitecore schemas.
  6. Upgrade your DMS 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 DMS user schema and its password (default value: 'sc').
        • Notice that user password is expected to be the same as the user name.
        • Launch Oracle_DMS201.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 6.5.0 Update-6 upgrade procedure as described above.


Prev Next