The product group released the December 2019 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2016 product family.
The KB articles for December 2019 CU are available here:
- KB 4484178 – December 2019 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language independent)
- KB 4484181 – December 2019 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language dependent)
The download for December 2019 CU is available here:
- Download December 2019 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language independent)
- Download December 2019 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language dependent)
Important: It is required to install both fixes (language dependent and independent) to fully patch a SharePoint server. This applies also to servers which do not have language packs installed. The reason is that each SharePoint installation includes a language dependent component together with a language independent component. If additional language packs are added later (only) the language dependent fix has to be applied again.
It is irrelevant which language you pick on the drop down in download center. Even the language dependent fixes are all in the same package for all languages.
After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2016 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm. If you prefer to run the command line version psconfig.exe ensure to have a look here for the correct options.
SharePoint 2016 December 2019 CU Build Numbers:
Language independent fix: 16.0.4939.1000
Language dependent fix: 16.0.4939.1000
To understand the different version numbers please have a look at my article which explains the different SharePoint build numbers.
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