Cumulative update packages for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 contain hotfixes for the issues that were fixed since the release of SharePoint Server 2013. Additionally, this update improves the stability of search components in large farms.
Note This is build 15.0.4605.1004 of the cumulative update package.
We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and security updates that were included in the previous SharePoint Server 2013 update package releases.
Issues that this cumulative update package fixes
When SharePoint Server 2013 claims the provider returns no matches, the people picker still displays a suggestion from the user information list.
When you create a site by using a custom site template, the composed looks list is empty.
When you view the slides in picture library, pictures may not display if the file name contains complex characters such as multibyte characters.
When you create a site from a saved template that contains an AlternateCSSUrl property, the AlternateHeaderUrl value is set to the AlternateCSSUrl value incorrectly.
When you add a link to the reusable HTML field in a reusable content item, the link does not work as expected.
You cannot send alerts to a security group instead of a user.
When you try to upload a file that exists and is checked out to a SharePoint Server 2013 document library, you receive an error message that displays the logon name instead of the display name.
When you use some reusable content in a variations context, the reusable content is displayed incorrectly if the labels are in certain languages.
When you change the fallback language on a SharePoint Server 2013 server, you experience high CPU usage on the server.
When you configure Forms-Based Authentication (FBA) with active directory as back end for a SharePoint Server farm, the "Everyone" view on the Newsfeed page displays an error.
When you view a non-published page anonymously, you receive an unexpected error.
When you try to import user properties from business data connectivity (BDC) and activity directory (AD) at the same time, the time zone is not updated.
When you experience an error during ping checks in the health check of Office Web App Server (WAC), all future checks fail until you restart the process.
When you select a Web Part on a publishing page, the ribbon context is changed incorrectly.
Assume that you create a list workflow on list A that creates an item on list B. Then, you create another list workflow on list B. When you create an item on list A and start the workflow for the list, list B is not triggered as expected.
When you use SharePoint Designer 2013 to deploy a workflow that contains an activity that adds an item to the workflow history, the workflow fails.
When you reply to a discussion board item that is created by an anonymous user, you encounter an error if you are an anonymous user.
When SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows contain one or more local variables and there is a disconnected stage, you cannot load the workflows.
When you load a contact list that contains many users in SharePoint Designer 2013, it takes longer than expected.
When you try to create SharePoint Server 2013 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013, you receive the following error message:
Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one minute.
Assume that you create many pages that contain friendly URL on a site. Then, you link one of the page to the latest published page. When you try to request the page, it takes longer than expected.
How to obtain the cumulative update package for SharePoint Server 2013
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Cumulative update package information
SharePoint Server 2013 hotfixes that are included in the cumulative update package for SharePoint Server 2013
This cumulative update package contains all the .msp files that we released as hotfixes or as public updates for SharePoint Server 2013. This update package also targets SharePoint Foundation 2013. Therefore, you do not have to install that package separately.
You must install the following public update before you apply this cumulative update package:
2767999 Description of the SharePoint Server 2013 update: March 12, 2013
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this cumulative update package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the cumulative update package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.