July 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3115286)

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

This article describes update KB3115286 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, which was released on July 12, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Improvements and fixes

  • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.

  • Adds the hybrid extensible app launcher to help users seamlessly navigate between SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. Learn how to enable this feature.

  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you use a dedicated search service account, fuzzy name search doesn't work because of permission issues.

    • Files on Cloudberry drives can't be indexed so that you can't search for files.

    • PDF documents that use Type3 fonts aren't searchable so that the PDF parser can't process Chinese PDF documents.

    • If the search results contain list items, and the items have attachments, the eDiscovery Export tool doesn't download the attachments. After you install this update, attachments that are associated with each list item are downloaded under a folder that's named "Attachment\<itemId>" in which the <itemId> is the id of the list item within the list. This attachment folder is created in the same folder in which the .cvs file is downloaded for the list.

    • Indexing utf16-encoded content may fail in some cases because of the encoding library.

    • Search from sites that are AAM (Alternate Access Mapping) mapped times out.

    • You can't request and get refiners through a remote SharePoint search result source.

    • When an anonymous user tries to query on a SharePoint Foundation site, he receives an error message instead of results.

    • When you try to refine a search by using the blank text box and enter the quotation mark, or enter several letters and use the auto-complete quotation marks, you receive the following error message:
      Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings.

    • Assume that you insert a media web part during editing a site in Internet Explorer 11. When you put the pointer on the web part, the ribbon tab of the media web part isn't displayed.

    • When you use the SPEnterpriseSearchFileFormat cmdlet, custom iFilter isn't loaded for text and other known formats.

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

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.