October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials


This security updates includes improvements and fixes from an update that was shipped earlier by update 3185279. To learn more about the non-security improvements and fixes in this update, see the  September 20, 2016 – 3185279 section in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 update history. This security update also resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows:

  • MS16-101 Security update for Windows authentication methods
  • MS16-118 Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
  • MS16-120 Security update for Microsoft graphics component
  • MS16-122 Security update for Microsoft video control
  • MS16-123 Security update for kernel-mode drivers
  • MS16-124 Security update for Windows registry

More Information


  • The security fixes listed above that are included in this security update 3185331  are also included in this October 2016 month’s Security Only Quality Update 3192392 , which only includes those fixes. Installing either update will include the security fixes listed above and the Security Monthly Quality Rollup also includes improvements and fixes from previous Monthly Rollups. 
  • If you use update management processes other than Windows Update and automatically approve all Security updates classifications for deployment, note that both the Security Only Quality Update 3185331  and the Security Monthly Quality Rollup for the month 3192392 will be deployed. We recommend that you review your update deployment rules to ensure the desired updates are deployed.
  • All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
  • If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Known issues in this security update

After you install this security update, System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Console crashes in State view.

To resolve this issue, install the following update:
3200006 System Center Operations Manager Management Console crashes after you install MS16-118 and MS16-126

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see
Get security updates automatically.

Note For Windows RT 8.1, this update is available through Windows Update only.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

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