I am several patches behind on my SharePoint 2016 installation. Should I install the latest feature pack then roll in the patches thereafter or should I roll all patches in, one at a time?

A related Q/A is here, but it doesn't quite answer my question: Cumulative Updates: Are they discrete?

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Yes, it include all previous updates since RTM version.

The product group released the January 2018 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family. This CU also includes Feature Pack 1 which was released with December 2016 CU and Feature Pack 2 which was released with September 2017 CU.

This one is latest CU released for SharePoint 2016: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/stefan_gossner/2018/01/09/january-2018-cu-for-sharepoint-server-2016-is-available-for-download/

But you have to apply both patches as mentioned in the article.

Important: It is required to install both fixes to fully patch a SharePoint server as each SharePoint installation comes with a language independent component and a language dependent component. If additional language packs are added later (only) the language dependent fix has to be applied again.


All SharePoint 2016 patches are cumulative. You must also apply both the sts-x-none and wssmui patch. There are 2 patches per month.

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