Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU's

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Following my tradition in presenting a summarized "Build Numbers Cube Sheet" as I did so before, I'll try to make it this time for SharePoint 2013 as well Winking smile

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In reference to other SharePoint Versions, please find here some similar posts:

Also related Links:

Build Matrix:   [ last updated: 2014-12-12 ]

The Server packages for the Feb 2013 CU are contained in the March 2013 PU and will be mandatory requirement for installing subsequent SharePoint 2013 cumulative updates!!!
The SharePoint Server 2013 Packs are containing the Foundation Packs and may need only the Server package to be installed!
Starting with the July 2014 CU, the release cycle is now every month rather than the Bi-monthly cycle.

Version Build # Type Server
Package (KB)
Package (KB)
Public Beta Preview 15.0.4128.1014 Beta n/a n/a yes Known issues
SPS 2013 RTM 15.0.4420.1017 RTM n/a n/a yes Setup, Install 
Dec. 2012 Fix 15.0.4433.1506 update 2752058
n/a yes Known Issue
March 2013 15.0.4481.1005 PU 2767999 2768000 global New Baseline
April 2013  15.0.4505.1002 CU - 2751999 global Known Issue 
April 2013 15.0.4505.1005 CU 2726992 - global Known Issue 
June 2013 15.0.4517.1003 CU   2817346 global Known Issue 1
Known Issue 2
June 2013 15.0.4517.1005 CU 2817414 - global Known Issue 1 Known Issue 2
August 2013 15.0.4535.1000 CU 2817616 2817517 global -
October 2013 15.0.4551.1001 CU   2825674 global -
October 2013 15.0.4551.1005 CU 2825647   global -
December 2013 15.0.4551.1508 CU   2849961 global -
December 2013 15.0.4551.1511 CU 2850024   global see KB
Feb. 2014 - skipped! n/a - - - - -
SP1-released Apr.2014 15.0.4569.1000
SP 2817429
- yes

Re-released SP

SP1-released Apr.2014

fixed Build:

SP -

2760625 - Fix
2880551 - Current


Known Issue
Re-released SP

April 2014 15.0.4605.1004 CU 2878240 2863892 global Known Issue1
Known Issue2
MS14-022 15.0.4615.1001 PU 2952166 2952166 n/a Security fix
June 2014 15.0.4623.1001 CU 2881061 2881063 global Different Build Nr.
July 2014 15.0.4631.1001 CU 2882989 2882999 global -
August 2014 15.0.4641.1001


no "Uber" Pack!


2883081 global See Post
September 2014 15.0.4649.1001 CU 2883068 2883087 global -
October 2014 15.0.4659.1001


no "Uber" Pack


2889946 global See Post!
November 2014 15.0.4667.1000 CU 2889944 2899468 global See Post
December 2014 15.0.4675.1000 CU 2910938 2910945 global See Post
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The Build number shown in your central admin -> servers in farm's site is the version that comes from the configuration database (table dbo.versions). Please see here for more:

Common question: why does the version number on the "Servers in Farm" page not change after installing October CU?


If you want to be sure that you have installed the server CU you also can check it in Central Admin -> Upgrade and Migration -> Check product and patch installation status. This will show you the versions installed.

For SP1:
In order to determine if SP1 is installed for Office 2013 or a related product, look for the program version in the list of installed programs in the Programs and Features control panel. If SP1 is installed, the version will be 15.0.4569.1506 or higher. Additionally, if you've installed the SP1 update for an MSI product, SP1 will be listed in Installed Updates in that same control panel.

The March PU Is not required prior to install SP1 on top of RTM version! But either one, March PU or SP1 must be installed on RTM before any other subsequent CU's !

Related Info:

Note!  The KB-Articles usually have a download link where you can get the packages directly Winking smile

Important When you install the cumulative update on a single-server SharePoint farm or on SharePoint servers that include Search Service Application topology roles, you must follow the steps that are mentioned on the following Microsoft website: 

Individual Hotfixes, released since RTM up to first official published CU:

SharePoint Designer:

Office 2013 (Client): 

Office Web Apps Server 2013:

More info: Office Sustained Engineering and Release Team
As of  November, 24th, 2014   the Office Web Apps Server will be removed from the Microsoft Download Center.  At that time it will only be available for download under Volume Licensing agreements.  
For more information please
visit the site Volume Licensing Service Center.


SharePoint 2013 Language Packs


 Project Server 2013 Updates:

Other Related Links:

Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and Related Products
How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled
Software updates overview for SharePoint 2013
SharePoint patching demystified


What's New in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2013 Top 10 New Features (SharePoint Joel)
Localization and internationalization improvements in SharePoint 2013
Following in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 RTM Setup and Install

Common Questions:

  • Thanks for the info!

  • thanks for the info , April update version is different its not 15.0.4505.1002 but


  • Hi Khalil,

    thanks for your notice but it is the "foundation" packages (aka WSSv5) that are actually on 15.0.4505.1002.  

    The 15.0.4505.1005 is the server package. You can verify the correct file version from the  [Microsoft.SharePoint.dll], found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\

    If you go to your central admin page, servers-in-farm, here you'll see also the build version and finally you can verify it with a SQL query like this:

    use [sharepoint_configDB]

    select * FROM [sharepoint_configDB].[dbo].[Versions]

    The highest Number in column [Id] shows the actual version.


    Cheers, Steve

  • Hi Steve, my SharePoint 13 farm is on the Apr'13 CU and I've just installed Project Server 13 RTM and successfully executed psconfig.  I'd like to update SharePoint and Project Server to Aug'13 level.  What CUs and in what order should I install them?  PS March CU first, then PS+SP Aug CU? Thanks

  • @SpBo:

    Hi, for Project server, you need to install the march updates first, run PSConfig wiz, install then the august CU and rerun PSConfig wiz.

    For SharePoint, ontop of April CU just install the august CU.

    If you have office web apps, please install also the according updates there too.

    cheers, Steve

  • HI Steve,

    I successfully installed KB2825647 (the Server version), with KB2825674 (the Foundation version) installed right before, but the version reported by the farm in the end is 15.0.4551.1001 rather than 15.0.4554.1005. What am I missing? Could it be possible that 4551.1001 is the latest or the KBs should be installed in the reverse order - Server and then Foundation?

    Thanks, Radu

  • I have discovered a bug in the June CU (possibly even earlier) that is not present in SharePoint RTM: "Unable to post comments in SharePoint 2013 blogs". I've written down this in a blog post:

  • Ok, so I have a standard version of Sharepoint 2013 and web apps on another server. When applying the October update, what update should I be applying on the web app server?

    Also, will the web app update be an issue with Exchange 2013 CU2?

  • @ R_Popescu:

    the build 15.0.4554.1005 is the Server package. If your Central admin page Shows the 15.0.4551.1001 then ist the fondation uold only and you may have mistakenly mixed the kb's???

    Did you run the PSConfig wizard after each install?
    The Build number and Version shown in central admin site, under Servers in farm is retrieved from the DLL file version from the [Microsoft.SharePoint.dll], found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\ISAPI\

    Please double check again and repost if still having a mismatch in build numbers.

    Thnx, Cheers, Steve

  • Hi Steve,

    I have the same issue with SP2013 Server version. It's 15.0.4551.1001 .

  • Hello Steve,

    We are in the same situation. tells 15.0.4551.1001 for the foundation package and 15.0.4551.1005 for the Server package which doesn't correspond to your build matrix.

    Then, after having installed the kb2825647 CUs, we have our build version set to 15.0.4551.1001. Do you have any idea?

    Is it possible than MS just mixed both 2825647 & 2825674...? can't be right?

    Many thanks in advance. Regards, Anthony

  • @Gary; Anthony Ennen:

    Hey Guys, sorry for the typo, you were right, I made a mistake. Its corrected now.

  • No problem Steve! We still have our Revision number not the same as the one annouced by MS. :s

  • I've installed Patch 2825647 in a SPS2013 Enterprise environment after that Configuration database version is 15.0.4551.1001 , and not 15.0.4551.1005 as shown in the matrix above. Or is the buildnumber not euqal to the 15.0.4551.1005 ?

  • @Sascha: The given Build number is the one that is stated in the respective KB article. The build Version shown in Central admin page is the the one that comes the config DB. Also the Version of the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll or the Microsoft.SharePoint.portal.dll was recently mostly the same. Now the DLLS can be any other inside the ISAPI Folder and it counts the highest Version of the files changed by the CU which is then presented in KB. So no worry, it is correct, that you have the 15.0.4551.1001 as it is not always the dll as mentioend above and can be differnt than what is seen on the KB. HtH, cheers, Steve

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