May 10, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3115018)

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

This article describes update KB3115018 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, which was released on May 10, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Improvements and fixes

  • Updates the Danish proofing tools.
  • Improves taxonomy change tracking performance, and the term store won't be offline even if many changes are made.
  • Translates the SharePoint Server 2016 hybrid search and changes user experience in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you use Managed Metadata Navigation and filtering, you experience the following two issues:
      • The halo around the active item in the menu is truncated.
      • The separator of the navigation bar is displayed with inconsistent width if you resize or refresh the window.
    • A screen reader detects tabs in the Term Store Management Tool as a single H3 header incorrectly.
    • The Content Query Web Part doesn't load the correct entries when a user field is queried with a not-equal-to filter.
    • When you create a list item with a taxonomy field while using JAWS, the suggestions for the taxonomy field are not accessible.
    • When you spell check an incorrect word that's split across multiple formatting tags, you may receive a generic error message about this word or the content format is changed.
    • Custom managed property that contains special characters (such as an apostrophe) isn't highlighted when it's searched.
    • Index component crashes randomly.
    • When you try to insert links from SharePoint to upload files to sites, unexpected error occurs if the site names have non-ASCII characters.
    • When you drop RTF email messages from Outlook clients to a document library, the email bodies aren't indexed and nor searchable. This update improves the extraction of RTF email body text from .msg files.
    • You can't change the regional settings and receive the following error message: 
      Server Error in '/' Application.
      This issue occurs after you install February 9, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3114719).
    • Assume that you use a querystring URL parameter to pass values at the query time. When a user selects a specific taxonomy term, using the term GUID to search, the search doesn't work.

How to download and install the update

Download Center

This update is only available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

You don't have to restart the computer after you install this update.


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File Information

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