August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released


The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

ATTENTION:

Be aware that all Update for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 OR March 2013 PU for SharePoint 2013 to be installed first.

Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled (see below).

Also be aware that in August no so called "Server" or "Uber" packages have been released instead only fix packages for individual components of SharePoint have been released. That means if your SharePoint system is on an older patch level than July 2014 CU you need to install July 2014 CU before installing the below listed August 2014 CU fixes in order to update your system to the latest patch level.
With other words: It is highly recommended to install SP1 and July 2014 CU before installing August 2014 CU!

Previous releases of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update included both the executable and the .CAB file in the same self-extracting executable download. Because of the file size, the SharePoint Server 2013 package has been divided into several separate downloads. One contains the executable file, while the others contain the CAB file. All are necessary and must be placed in the same folder to successfully install the update. All are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB article for the release.

This CU does NOT(!) include all SharePoint 2013 fixes previously released! It is recommended to install July 2014 CU before installing this CU.

The CU does not include SP1! You can install SP1 before or after installing this CU.

The KB articles for August CU are available at the following locations:

  • KB 2883081 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 August 2014 CU
  • KB 2883086, KB 2883085, KB 2883078, KB 2880559, KB 2760213 – SharePoint Server 2013 August 2014 CU
  • KB 2883083 – SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server August 2014 CU
  • KB 2883093 – Office Web Apps Server 2013 August 2014 CU (KB delayed)

The Packages for August 2014 CU are available through the following links:

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

Be aware that for SharePoint Server you have to install the SharePoint Foundation fixes as well! Same for Project Server where you have to install the SharePoint Foundation and the SharePoint Server fixes.
 

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Comments (47)

  1. Anonymous says:

    The product group released the August 2014 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This month we have: Unfortunately no Full-Server packages, only packages for the different components

  3. René Hézser says:

    Hi Stefan. Is the distribution via individual packages from now on the way updates are released, or will there be "uber" updates for future updates again?
    René

  4. Piotr Siódmak says:

    Hi Stefan,
    What about Language Packs? Are those in the CU packages (not sure if we should call them "cumulative" anymore) or separate as well?

    Thanks for the information.

  5. Buah says:

    What about the security update
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760319? Is it same than July 2014 CU? Build version numbers seem to be the same.

    If we want to install August 2014 CU with that security update installed, what to do with July 2014 CU? Is it needed or will it even install at all?

  6. Hi Rene,
    both can happen. In the pat the Uber packages often got delayed due to problems in one of the included packages. As we now ship CUs every month rather than every second month the time available to fix a problem is reduced causing the Uber not to be released.
    But in general the idea I to also ship the Uber packages in the future.

  7. Hi Piotr,
    the SharePoint CUs are still cumulative and have always been. Someone stating something else is just wrong. I will explain in detail why in a post I’m planning to release next week.
    Regarding the language packs: We never shipped language packs in CUs – we shipped fixes for language packs in CUs. And that has not changed.

  8. Hi Buah,
    the CU includes the PU which includes the security fix.
    So installing the August CU is sufficient – but as August CU only ships the packages which have changed between July and August you still need to install July CU to make sure your server has all recent updates..

  9. Benedikt says:

    Hi Stefan,
    for instlling the Patch on my Project Server 2013 SP1, i have to observe the following sequence:

    1. July 2014 CU Project Server and Sharepoint Server
    2. KB 2883081 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 August 2014 CU
    3. KB 2883086, KB 2883085, KB 2883078, KB 2880559, KB 2760213 – SharePoint Server 2013 August 2014 CU
    4. KB 2883083 – SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server August 2014 CU
    5. Start the Configuration Wizard

    Is it right?

    Thanks…

  10. Hi Benedikt,
    as SharePoint fixes are cumulative the sequence is not relevant.
    You can install them in any order.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ya tenemos disponibles las actualizaciones acumuladas (CUs) de agosto de 2014 para SharePoint 2013. Con

  12. René Hézser says:

    thx for the clarification

  13. Kurt says:

    Hi, Stefan

    Fixes this CU also the double encoding problem known from April 2014 CU?

  14. Hi Karl,
    we identified several different double encoding issues after April CU. Some of these are currently planned to be fixed on September CU.

  15. Kurt says:

    thx for the information Stefan. I mean the encoding problem regarding the PeopleSearch.

  16. Hi Kurt,
    if you mean the one regarding personal site link in people search result is broken due to encoding for ” between domain name and user name: that is currently planned to be fixed in September CU – but as usual it can slip to a later CU. Best would be to open
    a support case as this will guarantee that you are updated automatically about all changes.
    Cheers, Stefan

  17. Anonymous says:

    Buenas, En este post queríamos haceros llegar la información correspondiente a la actualización acumulativa

  18. Kurt says:

    Yes, i meant that one. Thank you for your information and the fast reply!

  19. Thanks Stefan, i am running sharepoint 2013 sp1, can i go ahead and install this CU?

  20. Hi Ed,
    you can but I would recommend to install July CU as well as outlined in the article.
    Cheers, Stefan

  21. Anonymous says:

    I was on summer vacation so I am going to skip weeks 31 and 32. Here are my nuggets of this week:

  22. Beat Gruering says:

    There is also an update which is distributed via Windows Update: KB2880998. It is called "Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Farm Server 2013". KB article details are very short: Improves performance and stability.
    Where can I find more details for this update? Is this update included in the August CU as well?

  23. Hi Beat,
    2880998 is one of the fixes from August Public Update. Yes, the Public Update is included in the CU.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  24. Beat Gruering says:

    Thank you for your feedback. I was not aware the CU's are now distributed via Windows Update.

  25. Hi Beat,
    they are not. That is a PU not a CU.
    But the PU is included in the CU.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  26. Marco says:

    Hi,
    after install CU August 2014 i have a Problem with People Picker Field.
    "SharePoint 2013 July 2014 CU – People Picker fields empty in Edit forms"
    thanks,
    Marco

  27. Larry W. Virden says:

    When I look at the July Cumulative update page that you point to above, there are 3 files but they are not described in a way to understand if I need all 3 or just 1. Can someone help?

  28. Hi Larry,
    if you look at my July CU article you will find this paragraph:

    Previous releases of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update included both the executable and the .CAB file in the same self-extracting executable download. Because of the file size, the SharePoint Server 2013 package has been divided into several separate
    downloads. One contains the executable file, while the others contain the CAB file. All are necessary and must be placed in the same folder to successfully install the update. All are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB
    article for the release.

    Cheers,
    Stefan

  29. Antoine says:

    Hello Stefan

    "Be aware that for SharePoint Server you have to install the SharePoint Foundation fixes as well! Same for Project Server where you have to install the SharePoint Foundation and the SharePoint Server fixes."

    The official page seems to state the contrary :
    http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn789211(v=office.14)

  30. Hi Antoine,
    you can either belief me or that page. 😉
    Just kidding: usually we have "uber" packages where it is included. But for August CU such packages are not available.
    So August CU is an exception here.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  31. Fresh SP2013 install says:

    So is there some place where it is described what should be installed, and in what order, when installing a totally fresh SP2013 server? I can download the binaries for SP2013+SP1 and then just pop July CU and August CU there…? Or should I install some
    other CU's as well in addition to the SP1? I'd very much like to see a page that gives the overview of the whole fresh installation process, and is updated when new CU's/SPs are released…

  32. Sam says:

    So if a CU is not Uber, you'll have to deploy the last Uber package to upgrade the Build version of the farm?

  33. Hi Fresh,
    SP2013, SP1, July CU, August CU.
    Then psconfig.

  34. Hi Sam,
    The build Version visible in central admin is just the foundation piece. It filled not give any info about SharePoint server patch level.
    Tho version does not tell you much about the farm patch level.

  35. Karl says:

    if Aug CU is installed without July CU, should I install the July CU yet or wait until September CU?

  36. Hi Karl, both methods are supported – although I personally would recommend to install July CU on top of August.

  37. Edward_CH says:

    Hi Stefan
    There is a issue on PowerPivot Galery, when I save a report PowerView and after I edit this report and save again, appears an error about the name this report because it have a spaces (%20 special character) and don’t save report.
    The CU August fix it?

  38. Nir says:

    Hi Stefan
    in my test environment i ran windows update so now the build number is 15.0.4641.100. My production in 15.0.4569.1000
    Do i i need to ran both July 2014 and August 2014 on production to both environments identical ?

  39. Hi Nir,
    yes.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  40. David says:

    I've been creating a slipstreamed build for SharePoint 2013, starting with SP2013 including SP1, and was told that I only needed to download the SharePoint Server CU's not the Foundation CU's as these were included with the SPS CU's.
    Now I've got to August and it's telling me that the patches are older than the SharePoint SP1 service pack, and yet I've double checked the files and they appear to be the correct ones.
    Three Questions:
    1. Do I now have to go back to April 2014 and download, extract and slipstream all the foundation CU's into the build.
    2. If I have to do the above, do I need to install them and /or re-slipstream the SPS updates as well, in any order.
    3. Any idea why the system is responding with the above when I try and slipstream the 5 August 2014 CU files?

    The files I have for August are: 477566_intl_x64_zip, 477586_intl_x64_zip, 477592_intl_x64_zip, 477598_intl_x64_zip, and 477600_intl_x64_zip,

    Thanks

  41. Milan says:

    Hello Stefan,

    We have latest CU (March 2015) install on the SharePoint server. Do we still need to install old CU??

    Because, when i add "site users" web part on page, i am not able to see user status. This is happening only for web part, for other places like Modified by, i am able to see users status.
    when i googled for the issue, they all are saying that this is bug form MS and resolve in Dec 2013 CU.
    Please suggest me…

  42. Hi Milan,
    you don’t have to install older CUs. March CU includes all fixes since RTM.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  43. Milan says:

    Hi Stefan,

    Do you have any idea for my problem with site users status in the web part?

  44. Hi Milan,
    haven’t heard about it.
    If you want us to investigate ensure to open a support case with Microsoft.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  45. BlueSky2010 says:

    Thanks Stefan for clarifying this!.

    Not sure why Microsoft keep puzzling everyone (or themselves may be :-)). It took a while for everyone to get used to NOT installing Foundation patches for Server version and now they are saying install Foundation again on your SharePoint Server instance and
    just do it for this CU? Good work Microsoft!

  46. Hi BlueSky,
    the alternative would have been to pull this CU completely as there is no time to repackage the CU and fully test it before the next CU is about to be released.
    Cheers,
    Stefan

  47. BlueSky2010 says:

    I would think it’s better be late rather than putting forward a half baked solution 🙂 Anyway that’s my personal opinion.

    You doing a great job de-mystifying things though!