SharePoint 2013 August 2015 CU


Our SharePoint product group released the next monthly cumulative updates. How patching works for SharePoint 2013? Read more in the post from my colleague Stefan.

New since April 2015:

  • You need to have SP1 installed!
  • In case you have installed a SP1 slipstream version, please read the article from my colleague Stefan!!!
  • Search enabled Farm, please check as well this article.

The format how we are providing the Cumulative Update packages has changed this cy, means you can find all packages on our Download Center.

When you reached the download website, it is independent which language you chose, the packages are the same.

Plan to upgrade carefully, you may need more time in case the current patch level for your Farm is June 2015 or earlier! Reason is in regards to Search and psconfig. Please check the post from my colleague Stefan!

SharePoint Foundation 2013
3055004 The full server package for SharePoint Foundation 2013
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/KB/3055004

Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48521

 

SharePoint Server 2013
3054937 The full server package for SharePoint Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/KB/3055009

Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48560

Office Web Apps Server 2013
3055003 Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 hotfix package    
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/KB/3055003

Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48494

 

Project Server 2013
3055005 The full server package for Project Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Server and Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/KB/3055005

Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48545

Important for all Server Applications listed above:
After applying the preceding updates, run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard or “psconfig –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b -wait” in command line. This needs to be done on all servers in the farm with SharePoint installed. You can run psconfig in parallel on all SharePoint machines.

You might have you own strategy to run psconfig because it depends on the farm structure and what makes sense to reduce the downtime.

As soon as possible (in case patch level of your Farm is June 2015 or earlier) after you installed the binaries, run the psconfig! Reasons are here.

Related Info:

Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products
Common Question: What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

How to: install update packages on a SharePoint 2013 farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

CHANGE: SharePoint 2013 Rollup Update for the December 2013 Cumulative Update Packaging

How to: install update packages on a SharePoint 2013 farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint Server 2013

Comments (3)

  1. Nic says:

    Hey Joerg,

    In your articles, I see you continue to suggest 'You can run psconfig in parallel on all SharePoint machines.', from past experiences, this doesn't work. Did this change or was it fixed by a previous CU?

  2. We currently suggest to use the UI version of PSConfig blogs.technet.com/…/why-i-prefer-psconfigui-exe-over-psconfig-exe.aspx and that could still run in parallel. As usual it depends on the farm config and a general answer is not the best idea, so use your own experience to manage steps when installing a CU on all your servers in the farm.

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