Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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SharePoint 2013 Build Numbers and CU's

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I'm presenting a summarized "Build Numbers Cube Sheet" as I did so before, so please find the most recent info about SharePoint Updates here Smile

Jump List:

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

Common Questions:


Other related Links to Updates:

Build Matrix:   [ last updated: 2015-05-20 ]

All releases prior to SP1 have been offloaded to this Archive-Page here! If you need to check for pervious versions and/or information, you will find it there.

Service Pack 1 will be mandatory requirement for installing any subsequent SharePoint 2013 cumulative updates as the new baseline!
The SharePoint Server 2013 Packs are containing the Foundation Packs and may need only the Server package to be installed!

Version Build # Type Server
Package (KB)
Package (KB)

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
February 2015 15.0.4693.1001 CU 2920804 2920801 global -
March 2015 15.0.4701.1001 CU 2956166 2956159 global Known Issue
April 2015 (SP1 REQ) 15.0.4711.1000 CU 2965266 2965261 global Known Issue1
Known Issue2
May 2015 15.0.4719.1002 CU 3039780 3039747 global
June 2015 - - - - - -
July 2015 - - - - - -

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 15.0.4571.1502 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.

You can also use this PowerShell script to display version info for installed SharePoint product and language packs

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 should follow the steps that are mentioned on the following Microsoft website: 

Office Web Apps Server 2013:

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.

More Info: Office Sustained Engineering and Release Team

SharePoint 2013 Language Packs

 Project Server 2013 Updates:

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

  • 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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