Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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December 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013

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As usual, here is the Bi-monthly CU Release. please find all info below.
Some links or updates may not be available right now, so please stay tuned, they’ll come up soon, thnx. Winking smile

the March 2013 PU will be mandatory for all following CU’s ! You must install these updates on RTM Farms before you can install subsequent cumulative updates in the future! - Click here for Download March PU 2013!
For servers that include search components, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PU correctly.

Please find here important advise on how to do that correctly:
How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

Please note the following change for this release. 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 two separate downloads. One contains the executable file (identified as ubersrv2013kb2850024fullfilex64glb), while the other contains the .CAB file (identified as ubersrv_1). Both are necessary and must be extracted to the same folder to successfully install the update. Both are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB article for the release.

Further Information:
As usual, you need to run the SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm after installing the packages.

  • The SharePoint Server pack contains the Foundation packs, so you basically only need to install one Package.
  • The Project Server Packs are containing both, so if you install this one, no need for the other two to install additional

SharePoint 2013 Updates

Build Number: 15.0.4551.1508 (Foundation)

KB 2849961 - SharePoint Foundation 2013

KB 2850024 - SharePoint Server 2013 Uber package

KB 2850013 - Office Web Apps Server 2013

KB 2837671 - SharePoint Designer 2013 hotfix package

Due to packaging problems there will not be a combined SharePoint Server and Project Server package for this CU.
Customers with Project Server 2013 need to install the SharePoint Server 2013 fix above plus the following two fixes:

  • KB 2837668 - Project Server fixes
  • KB 2849988 - Project Server localized fixes


After installing the SharePoint 2013 Server December 2013 CU,

PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer no longer loads.

When you try to open Dashboard Designer in SharePoint 2013, you receive an error message. You should not install the SharePoint Server 2013 CU listed below if you need PerformancePoint Dashboard Designer.

See the KB article of the SharePoint Server CU for more details.

Related Links:

· Update center for Office, Office servers, and related products
· Software updates overview for SharePoint 2013
· Project 2013 and Project Server 2013: Language Packs
· December 2013 Office Update Release (Office Sustained Engineering and Release team)

All previous Updates:

· Build Matrix for SharePoint Server 2013
· Build Matrix for SharePoint Server 2010
· Build Matrix for SharePoint Server 2007 (aka MOSS)

Common Questions:

updated on 2013-12-23

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