SharePoint 2013 December 2016 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 in 2015, 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
3128001 The full server package for SharePoint Foundation 2013

Download link:

SharePoint Server 2013
3128005 The full server package for SharePoint Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.

Download link:

Office Web Apps Server 2013
No package this month

Project Server 2013
3128003 The full server package for Project Server 2013 and contains also the SharePoint Server and Foundation 2013 fixes so you need only this package.

Download link:

Important for all Server Applications listed above:
After any binary update you need to run psconfig or psconfigui. Please refer to the following article to find out what is the best for you: why-i-prefer-psconfigui-exe-over-psconfig-exe.aspx

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

Regarding PSConfig: With August 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 we updated psconfig with a couple of improvements, discussed in my colleagues blog post:

The news are that these improvements are now available with this December update also for SharePoint Server 2013.

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

October 2015 Office Update Release by sustain engineering team
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

SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint Server 2013

Comments (2)
  1. Frank Rüppel says:

    After installing december 2016 CU (Project Server 2013) search function inside task-lists is not working anymore. We didn’t change anything, crawl is fine. Every other list-type search is working fine. Anyone with a similar problem after installing december 2016 CU ???

    1. Frank Rüppel says:

      sorry – not december 2016 CU !!! january 2017 CU … Project Server 2013 !!!

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