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This article describes update KB3118372 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, which was released on October 11, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Known issue

The patching and upgrade time is improved in the October 2016 public update to be 20% - 40% faster than the September 2016 public update. However, patching and upgrade will still take longer than previous public updates. Please be patient while patching and upgrading operations are completing.

Note This issue is fixed in November 2016 PU for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1).

Improvements and fixes

This update includes the following improvements and fixes for SharePoint Server 2016:

  • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.

  • The update defaults the Site.GetChanges method to 1000 changes instead of 0 when you use client-side object model (CSOM).

  • Fixes the following issues:

    • If you insert comments to a document in SharePoint Server 2016 that has Visio Services, the time in the comments is displayed incorrectly if you view it on the same day at least 2 hours later. For example, 2 hours ago is displayed as 2 minutes ago.

    • Assume that a SharePoint farm is configured so that team sites are on web application "A" and personal sites are on web application "B." When you try to view document libraries for a followed team site from the OneDrive for Business library through the Site Folders feature, you receive the following error message:

      This site doesn't have any document libraries. If you want to have documents associated with this site, add a document library to it.

    • When you update the background page, data-connected shapes on the background page aren't updated with the new data.

    • After you switch views in an InfoPath form in Internet Explorer 11, the People Picker control displays the following error message:


    • When you check data through the decomposition tree on a PerformancePoint dashboard, a loading screen is displayed and never goes away.

    • The title of .vsdx documents is erased or deleted during the approval workflow execution in SharePoint Server 2016.

    • Even though there are some products and updates missing on a local server, PSConfig doesn't stop joining the server to a farm. Additionally, there's a .Net framework error when you join the server to a farm.

    • Provides client-side object model (CSOM) API to obtain information for web applications and site collections.

    • Intermittent failure when you mount and upgrade a content database from SharePoint Server 2013.

    • The license upgrade time-out issue documented in the September 2016 public update is fixed. SharePoint Server 2016 license upgrade operations will no longer fail from timing out.

    • User information is corrupted because of the timing issues with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) synchronization and site migration.

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 KB3118372 for SharePoint Server 2016

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Update information

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

Restart informationYou may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


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File information

For the list of files this cumulative update 3118372 contains, download the file information for update 3118372.

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