I am facing some issues with one of the farms, in particular the sandbox which consists of 2 WFE, 1 App Server and 1 DB server. In the image below you can see the Health Analyzer complaints for missing updates as well as for PSCONFIG.

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I have no prior experience with patching a farm and I would like to ask where should I begin?

Should I patch first using the CU of October and then run PSCONFIG OR run PSCONFIG first patch and re-run PSCONFIG? In addition, what about the Windows Updates, are they included in the CU?

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Run as Administrator "SharePoint 2013 Management Shell" and try:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures
  • Thanks for the reply! Based on your experience, should I backup the farm before running this command?
    – dimitrisd
    Dec 12, 2018 at 10:46
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    For your own comfort it is always better to backup. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:47

Run SharePoint 2013 products configuration wizard in all SharePoint servers.

Or you can run the following PowerShell on all SharePoint servers:

PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures -cmd secureresources 

You don't need to backup the farm before running this command.

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