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Our SP2013 enviroment is in SP1. I understand its good to keep the environment updated with the latest service packs/patches but due to business requirements we don't do it regularly. Just want to understand if there has been any mandatory service packs/security patches for SP2013 post SP1?

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Since SharePoint Server 2013 Service Pack 1, there is no any public or mandatory update. Check the full list at SharePoint Server 2013 build numbers

But there's a CU that depend on old CU, don't worry you will find the pre request instructions at the CU download page.

Recommended Points.

  • Although the periodic patching is useful, it's recommended to install a new CU that will solve a specific issue in your farm. you can find the issue fixes also at the download page at "Known issue" section.

  • It's not recommended to install the latest CU of the current month. if you need to install the latest CU try the current month -1 or -2

  • Installing CU will require downtime.

  • Read also Windows updates on Sharepoint Servers in the same farm

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Nothing post-SP1 has been mandatory for support purposes. If you open a support case, Microsoft will likely ask that you update to the latest CU. In addition, there have been a significant number of post-SP1 security patches that you should consider; that said at this point I would just install the latest CU as managing that many security patches would be difficult.

  • Does the latest CU contains all the security patches till date? – George Sep 12 '17 at 9:34
  • Yes it does contain them – Trevor Seward Sep 12 '17 at 11:33
  • Thanks for all the info.Will plan to update the environment with the latest CU. – George Sep 12 '17 at 15:25

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