October 2022 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the October 2022 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.

The KB articles for October 2022 CU should be available at the following locations in a couple of hours:

  • KB 5002287 – October 2022 Update for SharePoint Server 2016 (language independent)
    This is also a security update!
  • There was no language dependent fix released this month.
    The most recent language dependent fix is KB 5002142 from September 2022 CU.

The downloads for October 2022 CU are available through the following links:

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 October 2022 CU Build Numbers:

Language independent fix: 16.0.5365.1000

To understand the different version numbers please have a look at my article which explains the different SharePoint build numbers.

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

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  1. Hello, language dependent fix is KB 5002142 from September 2022 CU but download is no more available (We’re sorry, this download is no longer available)…
    How to get language dependent for october 2002 ?
    Thank you


    1. Hi Delta,
      can you try again?


  2. Hi Stefan,
    now the direct link to the language independent update is dead (download via the kb article works)


  3. Hi
    official change description says:
    “This security update improves the least-privileged configuration of the SharePoint farm service account in Microsoft SQL Server in SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016.”
    Practically I just found out that the farm service account lost SQL permissions that had been granted manually (and by purpose… )


    1. Hi, is there a solution for lost SQL permissions? Any workaround?


      1. Hi Marcus,
        the workaround would be to add the permissions back after manually.


  4. I installed KB 5002287 yesterday. The site is now returning a 403 forbidden error. The Central Admin site is working fine though.


    1. Hi Preeti,
      if you need assistance to isolate this I would recommend to open a support case with Microsoft on this.


      1. Hi Stefan.. I have fixed it. Thank you 😊


        1. Hi Preeti,
          Can you please elaborate what was the issue and how you rectified it.


          1. Hi Amien,
            After applying the October 2022 CU, the site was throwing a 403 forbidden error. 
            To rectify this, I had to add the application app pool account to the local administrator & WSS_Admin_WPG groups.

  5. Thank you Preeti for your quick reply


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