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This article describes update KB3178672 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, which was released on March 14, 2017. This update has a prerequisite.

This public update delivers the first feature pack (Feature Pack 1) for SharePoint Server 2016 that contains the following features:

  • Administrative Actions Logging

  • MinRole enhancements

  • SharePoint Custom Tiles

  • Hybrid Auditing (preview)

  • Hybrid Taxonomy

  • OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises

  • OneDrive for Business modern experience (available to Software Assurance customers)

The OneDrive for Business modern user experience requires an active Software Assurance contract at the time that it is enabled, either by installation of the public update or by manual enablement. If you don't have an active Software Assurance contract at the time of enablement, you must turn the OneDrive for Business modern user experience off. For more information, see New features included in the November 2016 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1).

Improvements and fixes

  • Adds the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) proxy files for Project Server 2016.

  • Adds translations for several group membership strings in multiple languages.

  • Adds error messages for the exceptions of taxonomy replication and migration.

  • This update fixes the following issues:

    • Some database views in the reporting schema such as the pjrep.MSP_EpmProject_UserView are missing and they can't be recreated.

    • Spelling check does not provide suggestions or correct misspelled words in a calendar app.

    • You can't add dimensions or measures to an OLAP cube definition if there is more than one PWA instance defined in a given web app.

    • OLAP cube builds times don't follow the requested pattern. For example, if you set a cube to be built hourly, there are some hours where the cube isn't built.

    • If you apply a filter that uses the Does not Contain filter test to a project that you are editing in Project Web App, tasks that have the filtered characters are still displayed.

    • Administrative tasks should not be auto approved if the timesheet owner has the Adjust Timesheet permission.

    • On the OLAP Database Management page, you can't set a new default OLAP database, or enable or disable existing databases if you have more than one PWA instance on the server.

    • Previously, files are copied side-by-side if the EnableSideBySide setting is true. Now, files are copied side-by-side regardless of the EnableSideBySide setting.

    • An issue that occurs when you pipe Set-SPContentDatabase with Get-SPContentDatabase.

    • Adds more logs to diagnose the issue in which a farm server turns to the Upgrade Required status after a successful run of psconfig with the No Action Required server status.

    • It's difficult for a screen reader to understand the structure between sections on a discussion board. This is because there is only one heading. This update adds h2 and h3 labels to the discussion board for better screen reading.

How to download and install the update

Download Center

This update is only available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

Download Download update KB3178672 for SharePoint Server 2016

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Update information

PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must have Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 installed.

Restart informationYou don't have to restart the computer after you install this update.


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File informationFor the list of files that cumulative update KB3178672 contains, download the file information for update KB3178672.

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