February 2021 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the February 2021 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family.

For February 2021 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages) for all products. No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint.

As this is a common question: Yes, February 2021 CU includes all fixes from February 2021 PU.

ATTENTION:

Be aware that all Updates for SharePoint 2013 require SharePoint Server 2013 SP1 to be installed first.

Please also have a look at the article that discusses how to properly patch a SharePoint 2013 farm which has Search enabled (see below).

Previous releases of the SharePoint Server 2013 cumulative update included both the executable and the .CAB file in the same self-extracting executable download. Because of the file size, the SharePoint Server 2013 package has been divided into several separate downloads. One contains the executable file, while the others contain the CAB file. All are necessary and must be placed in the same folder to successfully install the update. All are available by clicking the same Hotfix Download Available link in the KB article for the release.

This CU includes all SharePoint 2013 fixes (including all SharePoint 2013 security fixes) released since SP1. The CU does not include SP1. You need to install SP1 before installing this CU.

The KB articles for February 2021 CU should be available at the following locations in a couple of hours:

  • KB 4493205 – SharePoint Foundation 2013 February 2021 CU
  • KB 4493209 – SharePoint Server 2013 February 2021 CU
  • KB 4493207 – Project Server 2013 February 2021 CU
  • KB 4493204 – Office Web Apps Server 2013 February 2021 CU

The Full Server Packages for February 2021 CU are available through the following links:

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2013 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.

Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2013 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation 2013 CU. And the Project Server 2013 CU also contains the SharePoint Server 2013 CU and SharePoint Foundation 2013 CU.

Please ensure to have a look at the SharePoint Patching Best Practices before applying new fixes.

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11 Comments


  1. Dear Stefan,

    I recently installed the February 2021 CU on 2 separate SharePoint 2013 farms. After the installation I’ve experienced problems starting the User Profile Synchronization Service, it stays on ‘Starting’ and later on goes into the ‘Stopped’ state. I have noticed that the ProfileSynchronizationSetupJob stays on 0%. I tried and checked the most common “User Profile Synchronization Service stuck on starting” solutions unfortunately without resolving this issue.

    I was wondering if other people/organizations have made it known to be having similar problems?

    Kind regards,

    Manuel

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    1. Hi Manuel,
      I haven’t seen any reports about such a problem so far.
      If you need assistance to get this resolved I would recommend to open a support case with Microsoft.
      Cheers,
      Stefan

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      1. Hi Stefan,

        Thanks for your reply. I will look further and if the stakeholders are agreeing file a support case with Microsoft.

        Kind regards,

        Manuel

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        1. I’ve had lots of issues with the UPSA in the past. Let me know if you’re still having issues and I can send you a comprehensive list of all things to check.

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  2. FYI: Installed the CU on another farm from a different company. No problems with the User Profile Synchronization Service.

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  3. Repeatedly having problems download the SharePoint Server 2013 February 2021 CU patch file
    ubersrv_2.cab. The file fails and gives a permissions issue right as it’s completing and only a partial file download remains.

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    1. Hi Jeff,
      I tested and the download works fine as well through my company connection and through my home connection.
      Cheers,
      Stefan

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  4. The regression bug with RSS viewer webpart is fixed in this CU?

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    1. Hi Choulho,
      please have a look into the KB article for the CU and check the link under the “Improvements and issues that this cumulative update fixes”
      You will find the following sentence: “Fixes RSS Viewer Web Part broken issues.”
      Cheers,
      Stefan

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  5. The download links for search PU (How to: install update packages on a SharePoint 2013 farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled) is no longer available.

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    1. Hi Waseel,
      thats correct. These are very old fixes from before SP1 and no longer relevant on systems with SP1.
      Cheers,
      Stefan

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