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April 11, 2017, update for SharePoint Server 2016 (KB3178718)

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This article describes update KB3178718 for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, which was released on April 11, 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).

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Improvements and fixes

This update contains the following improvements and fixes for SharePoint Server 2016:
  • When you start a crawl for a web application that's migrated from SharePoint Server 2013, the crawl fails, and the content isn't searchable. This issue occurs because the connector retrieves the TenantId property for two times.
  • A new SPServer.CompliantWithMinRole property is added so that farm administrators can see the MinRole compliance status of each server in the farm without using Central Administration. You can see the server compliance status in Windows PowerShell by running:
    Get-SPServer | FT -Property Address, Role, CompliantWithMinRole

  • Sometimes psconfig copies side-by-side files unnecessarily.
  • Improves word breaking for Thai.
  • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • When PSConfig runs its tasks, it first stops certain services on the local server, such as the SharePoint Timer service. If you click Cancel before the final task runs to the end, or if PSConfig encounters an unexpected exception, it won't automatically restart the services that it stopped.
  • In an upgrade, the log file would record warnings about avoiding an attempt to change the database version because it recognizes that this can't be done. This log file message severity is now changed from warnings to information so that administrators don't think an invalid action was performed during an upgrade.
  • Fix an issue about the compilation of search query completion dictionaries. Query suggestions timer job sometimes fails because of duplicate key constraint violation.
  • If you have a SharePoint 2013 site that uses a Serbian language pack, the site fails to upgrade when you attach the content database to SharePoint Server 2016. This is fixed.

Note Certain features in an upgraded Serbian site may not function correctly. This will be fixed in a future update.

This update contains the following improvements and fixes for Microsoft Project Server 2016:
  • When you browse PWA pages that have HTML grids either in Internet Explorer standards or enterprise mode, you can't scroll pages because the scroll bars don't appear.
  • Screen readers don't identify that the Delegate Name and the User Name fields on the Add Delegation page are required.

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How to download and install the update

Download Center

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


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

Restart information

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

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File information

For the list of files that cumulative update KB3178718 contains, download the file information for update KB3178718.

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Article Info
Article ID : 3178718
Revision : 14
Created on : 4/9/2020
Published on : 4/9/2020
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