Stefan Goßner

Senior Escalation Engineer for SharePoint Products and Technologies

August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

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


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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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • What about the security update 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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?


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

  • thx for the clarification

  • Hi, Stefan

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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