September 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the September 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This is the second CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM. The KB articles for September 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3118289 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 September 2016 (language independent) KB 3118295 – Update…

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September 2016 CU for SharePoint 2010 product family is available for download

The product group released the September 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2010 product family. For September 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages) for SharePoint 2010. As this is a common question: Yes, September 2016 CU includes all SharePoint security fixes released with September 2016 PU. Be aware that…

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September 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the September 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For September 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, September 2016 CU includes all fixes from September 2016 PU….

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SharePoint security fixes released with September 2016 PU and offered through Microsoft Update

SharePoint 2007 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2010 Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2010 Office Web Apps 2010 SharePoint 2013 Suite: Excel Services for SharePoint 2013 PowerPoint Services for SharePoint 2013 Word Automation Services for SharePoint 2013 Office Web Apps 2013 SharePoint 2016 Suite: Office Online Server…

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Windows Security fixes (MS16-101) prevent SharePoint from changing Managed Account Passwords

Several customers already reported this problems with managed account passwords after installing the MS16-101 August Security updates for Windows. This security update disables the ability of the Negotiate process to fall back to NTLM when Kerberos authentication fails for password change operations. Due to this change it is no longer possible to use the options…

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SharePoint does not have a build version. Full Stop.

Every other week I receive emails, blog comments, phone calls, … from customers asking about strange behaviors they see in the SharePoint build version of their farm. I have written a couple of articles about this topic but there is still a lot of confusion about “build numbers”, “build version”, “patch level”, … In this…

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SharePoint Patching and Get-SPProduct -local

Sometimes when patching a SharePoint farm with multiple SharePoint servers the SharePoint Configuration Wizard or the Central Admin complains that one or more servers in the farm are missing a specific fix although this fix has actually been installed on these server. If you read certain blog posts or forum entries you will usually find…

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PSConfig improved error reporting

If PSConfig/PSConfigUI encountered a problem it showed a generic error message and pointed to a PSCDiagnostics log with more details. The challenge for administrators was to locate the actual problem description inside this huge log file. This was not very convenient. The main reason for this behavior is, that the main upgrade work is not…

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August 2016 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the August 2016 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This is the second CU for SharePoint Server 2016 after RTM. The KB articles for August 2016 CU are available at the following location: KB 3115437 – Update for SharePoint Server 2016 August 2016 (language independent) KB 3115441 – Update…

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August 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the August 2016 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For August 2016 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, August 2016 CU includes all fixes from August 2016 PU….

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