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10.  Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev.140228 (7.2 Initial Release)
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This is an old release of Sitecore CMS 7.2.

This is a feature release. Sitecore recommends upgrading to this release when the fixes included meet the specific needs of your organization. If this release does not include new functionality or 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.

Note about Sitecore 7.2 for Japanese users:
このバージョンの Sitecore CMS および DMS は日本語をサポートしておりません。
7.2 Update-1 以降の最新のリリースをご利用くださいますようお願いいたします。

10.1.  Download Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev.140228

Choose the appropriate link to download Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 140228:

Download DMS 7.2 rev. 140228 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.140228

Choose one of the following links to download DMS 7.2 rev.140228 for Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev.140228:

Additional Tools

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10.2.  To upgrade initial release of CMS and DMS 7.2 to this release

Upgrade Instructions for CMS and DMS 7.2 rev. 140228


This update requires the following files:

Follow the steps below to upgrade an existing Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.1 installation to Sitecore CMS and DMS 7.2 rev. 140228 (Initial Release):

  1. Back up the site.
  2. If you have Sitecore Analytics installed and you have any running MV tests, you must stop all of them and select a winner  before you upgrade. Otherwise, all running tests will be stopped during the upgrade and the data about which variations that were most successful will be lost.
  3. Log in to the Sitecore Desktop and install the Sitecore Update Installation Wizard 1.0.0 rev. package.  This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Development Tools » Installation Wizard.
  4. 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.
  5. If you use the Solr provider, the Global.asax file needs to be changed.
    Please 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 back-end.
  6. 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.
  7. Install the Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 140228 update package using the wizard:
    • Upload the update package using the wizard.
    • Analyze the package.
    • Install the package.
  8. If you are using the Solr search provider, you must upgrade the corresponding assemblies. Use the Solr support package and extract the assemblies into the bin folder of the website.
  9. Update your configuration files.
  10. Open the \Website\Global.asax file and remove all non-custom code. In a clean Sitecore 7.2 installation, the Global.asax file now looks like this:
    <%@Application Language='C#' Inherits="Sitecore.Web.Application" %>
  11. If you use the Solr provider, please perform the following steps:
    • Update the Global.asax file so that the Solr provider is loaded on application start: please revert the changes you did for the Inherits attribute of the Application directive. As an alternative option, you can follow the instructions in section 3.4.3 in the Sitecore Search Scaling Guide.
      Copy and replace all files from Sitecore.Solr.Support 1.0.0 rev. folder to the bin folder of your instance.
    • Restart Solr.
    • Change the Solr schema using the Solr Schema Builder application. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Generate the Solr Schema.xmlfile.
    • Restart Solr.
  12. If you have Sitecore Analytics installed, perform the following steps:
    • Download the analytics package “DMS 7.2 rev.
    • Extract the “Sitecore.Analytics.RobotDetection.config” file and put it into the /App_Config/Include folder.
  13. 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.
  14. Rebuild all your ContentSearch indexes. This is done via the following wizard: Sitecore » Control Panel » Indexing » Indexing Manager.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. If you are using client languages other than English, download and import the latest translations from the Client Translations page on SDN.
  18. 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. 
  19. Check if any installed modules needs to be upgraded to a newer version to be compatible with Sitecore CMS 7.2 rev. 140228.
  20. Reiterate the update procedure for every Sitecore instance in your Sitecore environment.

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