Maintenance page On Sharepoint during CU patch RRS feed

  • Question

  • When we do SharePoint CU Patch , the service will be down when we run the configuration wizard since it start upgrading he Databases, is there a way from SharePoint to have a Maintenance page instead of rerouting the traffic  to a different Web Server that have Maintenance page.
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:40 AM


All replies

  • Absolutely!

    For each IIS Site (Web Application), put a file in the root directory with the name:


    You can put whatever you want in this page to indicate the site is offline.


    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Proposed as answer by Dmitry Kaloshin Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:55 AM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:50 PM
  • This won't work if the CU maintenance activity is constantly restarting IIS and you will end up getting Service Unavailable. Right?



    Friday, August 2, 2013 6:43 PM
  • I have a proxy server which also act as load balancer and when I save app_offline.htm file in the root directory of web app, it shows me the Proxy error page rather than app_offline.htm

    Is there a way to direct proxy to this page?

    Virendra Jain

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 7:04 PM