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Compatibility - Sitecore

The release was tested with the following Sitecore products in bare condition (no hotfixes, patches or other customizations, unless explicitly specified):

  • Sitecore CMS 8.2 rev. 161221 (Update-2)
  • Sitecore Publishing Service 2.2 (Update 1)
  • Sitecore CMS 9.0 rev. 171219 (Update-1)
  • Sitecore Publishing Service 3.1 (Update 1)


  • Sitecore.Support.40925.dll
  • config/global/


For all Sitecore instances in the solution:

  1. Make a backup of the files mentioned in Contents section and listed in the installation instruction (if any).
  2. Copy the contents of the Website folder from the archive to the Website folder of your Sitecore solution, overwrite existing files if any conflicts occur.
  3. Restart your Publishing Service instance.


  1. Remove the files listed in the Contents section.
  2. Restore the original files from the backup made during installation.
  3. Restart your Publishing Service instance.

Important Notes

  • The patch should be installed only if recommended by Sitecore Support.
  • Any related issues and other feedback should be reported via support portal, check KB 654910 for details.
  • Check KB 077333 to find more information about Sitecore Patches.
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