February 2018 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the February 2018 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. Be aware that only a language independent fix was released with February 2018 CU. The latest language dependent fix was released with January 2018 CU.

This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and Feature Pack 2 which was released with September 2017 CU.

The KB articles for February 2018 CU are available at the following location:

  • KB 4011680 - February 2018 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language independent) - This is also a security update!
  • There was no language dependent fix released for SharePoint 2016 in February.
  • There was no fix released for Office Online Server 2016 in February 2018

The download for February 2018 CU is available through the following link:

Important: It is required to install both fixes (language dependent and independent) to fully patch a SharePoint server as each SharePoint installation comes with a language independent component and a language dependent component. If additional language packs are added later (only) the language dependent fix has to be applied again.

It is irrelevant which language you pick on the drop down in download center. Even the language dependent fixes are all in the same package for all languages.

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm. If you prefer to run the command line version psconfig.exe ensure to have a look here for the correct options.

SharePoint 2016 February 2018 CU Build Numbers:

Language Independent fix: 16.0.4654.1000

To understand the different version numbers please have a look at my article which explains the different SharePoint build numbers.

You can use the SharePoint Server 2016 Patch Build Numbers Powershell Module to identify the patch level of all SharePoint components.

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Comments (4)

  1. MP says:

    “There was no language dependent fix released for SharePoint 2016 in February.”
    If the SharePoint is on patch level 9/2017 and we would like to install this February 2018 CU should we also need to install January 2018 language dependent fix at the same time?

    1. MP says:

      Or do we first need to install January 2018 CU, run the config wizard and then install February 2018 with config wizard?

      1. No that is not necessary.

    2. Hi MP,
      to get the latest fixes you need to install the language independent fix from February and the language dependent one from January.

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