July 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2016 (KB3115304)

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2016

This article describes update KB3115304 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, 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.
  • Fixes the following issue:
    • When you try to apply a policy to a site collection from a different web application, you receive an exception but not a friendly error message. After you install this update, you will receive the following error message:
      You can't add a site collection to a DLP policy that's in a different web application. Instead, create a DLP policy from the Compliance Policy Center that's in the same web application as the sites you want to protect with DLP.

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 2016 installed.

Restart information

You may 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.