Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3: January 19, 2016


This security update includes improvements in the functionality of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 and resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows:
  • 3124605 MS16-008: Security update for Windows kernel to address elevation of privilege: January 12, 2016
  • 3124901 MS16-007: Security Update for Windows to address remote code execution: January 12, 2016
  • 3124584 MS16-005: Security Update for Windows kernel-mode drivers to address remote code execution: January 12, 2016
  • 3124904 MS16-002: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: January 12, 2016
  • 3124275 MS16-001: Security update for Internet Explorer: January 12, 2016
  • 3118753 Microsoft security advisory: Updates for ActiveX kill bits
Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes. If you have previous updates installed, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your computer.

Known issue in this update

Customers running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 who have Citrix XenDesktop installed will not be offered the update. Because of a Citrix issue with the XenDesktop software, users who install the update will be prevented from logging on. To stay protected, Microsoft recommends uninstalling the incompatible software and installing this update. Customers should contact Citrix for more information and help with this XenDesktop software issue.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically if your computer is configured to accept Windows Updates.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You may be prompted to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the previously released update 3116910.


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