September 13, 2016, update for SharePoint Server 2013 (KB3118269)

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1

This article describes update KB3118269 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, which was released on September 13, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Improvements and fixes

  • This update enables search administrator to set a new Search Service Application property, in order to treat expanded synonyms with the same weight as the original query during rank calculation. For example, search administrator can reset the synonym weight to 1.
  • Corrects the translations of multiple terms in SharePoint Server 2013 across various languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Translates new titles for the Search Edit drop-down menu in SharePoint Server 2013 in multiple languages. This change implicitly defines the edit action across various web browsers and all supported languages.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Assume that you search for a document in SharePoint Server 2013 in a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. Then, you select the Edit option for a search result and make some changes on it. When you save the changes to the document, all changes are lost.
    • After you apply a refiner on a search result page, you receive an error message that resembles the following if the display name of the refiner has a backslash:
      Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings.
    • If the search result source references the request URL, the sitemap generation fails for a SharePoint Publishing site collection (the Search Engine Sitemap job fails).
    • The Alert Me link can't be hidden through PowerShell.
    • Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that have invalid hyperlinks aren't searchable.
    • Forms-based and cookie-based authentication crawl fails.
    • Number of tags isn't handled correctly in a community post.
    • Rendering Media Web Part can result in intermittent abnormal resource utilization.
    • When you add a document set by using a duplicate name, an incorrect error message is displayed.

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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