Monthly Archives: February 2016

How to detect if MS16-004 hotfix is installed

While managing a number of farms I needed to search and find out if the hotfix for MS16-004 bug was installed.   Stefan posted a helpful solution for the Jan 2016 CU ListView issue at and some farms have “wssloc2013-kb3114508-fullfile-x64-glb.exe” installed but not all.


This PowerShell can be run local or remote to indicate if a given farm has the hotfix.  Below is a remote sample across 40 servers with  Enjoy!  shades_smile



$p.PatchableUnitDisplayNames |% {
	if (($p.GetPatchableUnitInfoByDisplayName($n).patches |? {$_.patchname -like '*3114508*'}).count -gt 0) {
$obj = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Prop (@{'wssloc2013-kb3114508-fullfile-x64-glb'=$p1;});




What’s in that patch? SharePoint 2013 – Feb 2016 CU

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

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Whats in that patch – SharePoint 2013 – Feb 2016 CU.PDF
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