SharePoint 2016 July 2017 CU

In this article, we will list all the issues, which were fixed in the July 2017 CU. This month MSFT released two versions of it, one includes the fixes for LPs and others don’t include the fix for LPs. Now it is irrelevant what language pack you installed or what base language of the SharePoint. You just simply install both exes and it will take care of everything. Security updates are also part of the packages.

What’s Included

This CU includes all the previous CUs since SharePoint 2016 RTM. This CU also includes the Feature Pack 1.

The following features are part of Feature Pack 1.

  • Administrative Actions Logging
  • MinRole enhancements
  • SharePoint Custom Tiles
  • Hybrid Auditing (preview)
  • Hybrid Taxonomy (preview)
  • OneDrive API for SharePoint on-premises
  • OneDrive for Business modern experience (available to Software Assurance customers)

This CU also has a security update, which means you do not need to apply security updates separately if you apply this cu.

Improvements, fixes and Security Updates

This CU brings SharePoint & Project Server fixes, Improvement and Security Updates; here is the list of fixes published by MSFT.

Project Server 2016

  1. Reliability and functionality issues when a SharePoint Server 2013 content farm is consuming a UPA service application from a SharePoint Server 2016 farm.
  2. A user cannot edit the summary tasks lock field in the Project Center while using Project Web App.
  3. You can't edit items in quick edit mode in a document library that has more than two pages of files when the Edit function (the link to edit items) is enabled. This issue occurs after you move to a different page of items.
  4. Sub projects may become normal projects sporadically in Project 2016.
SharePoint Server 2016

This update contains the following improvements and fixes for SharePoint Server 2016,

  1. The administrative backup and restore of the Category and Group Settings don't work.
  2. After you upgrade a site from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint Server 2016 (such as by using the mount-spcontentdatabase cmdlet), versioning is enabled for all document libraries even if they did not have this feature previously enabled.
  3. After you use the SharePoint Active Directory import option (AD import) for a User Profile service application, the Assistant property's value is incorrectly set to the Manager property's value.
  4. When you export eDiscovery search results, preserved attachments are not exported.
  5. You don't correctly escape quotation marks when a list item is exported from the Preservation Hold list.
Security Fix

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.

Language-Dependent Fix

Improve word breaking for Thai.


As we know, this Month MSFT released 2 CUs (one includes an LP related fix and other Non LP related fixes).

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

Restart information

  • If during the Installation of the updates certain components of SharePoint are running then it will ask you to Restart the server. So it depend upon your server.

Schema Change

  • This update updates the database schema so that the mean schema and Patch Version will change. You will see the same Patch number and Build Number.

Patch Number

  • 16.0.4561.1000 or 16.0.4561.1000

Known Issue with CU

No known issue with this CU.


See Also

Please check this Wiki for the SharePoint 2016 Build Numbers