July 2023 CU for SharePoint Server 2016 is available for download

The product group released the July 2023 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 July 2023 CU should be available at the following locations in a couple of hours:

  • KB 5002425 – July 2023 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 5002370 from April 2023 CU.

The downloads for July 2023 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 July 2023 CU Build Numbers:

Language independent fix: 16.0.5404.1000

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. Thanks for all the updates, I am just switching to SP2016 (from 2013).

    Am I safe to assume that if I have already installed the language dependent April ’23 CU as part of our patching in June, I do not need to install it again now? The language independent July ’23 CU + Config Wizard would be all this month (for me)?

    TIA ^^


    1. Hi Daniel,

      yes that is correct.
      As long as no additional language packs were installed after installing April 2023 CU there is no need (and it will actually not be possible) to install this patch again.



  2. Hello,

    After applying July ’23 CU Language independent fix for me is: 16.0.5403.1000 instead 16.0.5404.1000. Is that normal or something was not installed during update?

    Best regards,
    Radek A.


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