Package Name KB Number Release Date
SharePoint Server 2016
SharePoint Server 2016 MUI/language patch
December 2017

Description of the security update for SharePoint Server 2016: December 12, 2017

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains improvements and fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • Assume that you have an enterprise resource that is a part of a team assignment pool. When you go to the Resource Center, select the resource and then click the Capacity Planning button, the resource is not displayed, and in some cases you see the error “Sorry, something went wrong.”
  • When you set properties that are imported from Active Directory by using the user interface, certain unchecked containers other than organization unit (OU) scope are not respected.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • A project manager publishes a task to a team member.
    • The team member goes to their timesheet and enters actual work on the task.
    • The timesheet is submitted and then approved.
    • The project in which the task exists is deleted.
    • The team member goes back to their timesheet.

    In this situation, the task on which the actual work was submitted is no longer there.

  • This update fixes an issue where the top report part of the Search Reports would count the same queries incorrectly with different casing. For example, “query”, “QUERY”, and “Query” were treated as unique query texts and counted accordingly. This fix lowercases the query text before calculating the counts.
  • When you search Chinese-Simplified or Chinese-Traditional content in SharePoint 2016, you may not see the relevant results or the query keywords may not be highlighted in the results. This issue occurs because the search falls back to the English word breaker when the query is Chinese-Simplified or Chinese-Traditional based. This update resolves the issue so that the correct word breaker is selected.
  • When you search for keywords that contain some specific Korean characters, the search fails because the token length is calculated incorrectly.
  • When you delete a value from a custom field that’s configured to display a graphical indicator, the record in the database is not deleted, but instead the value is set to NULL, and the indicator value is preserved in reporting.
  • This update reduces the default version limit number for the default document library on new SharePoint 2016 team sites from 500 down to 10. This will make storage capacity planning easier.
  • This update changes the short names of the services that are using a built-in service account to friendly display names so that it’s easy to understand what service is described in the SharePoint health rules report.
  • This update improves the Thai word breaker for complex compound words when you search in SharePoint.
  • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • This update also has the following improvements:

December 12, 2017, update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016 (KB4011578)

Improvements and fixes

This update includes the following improvements for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016:

SharePoint 2016 – December 2017 CU – KB4011576 and KB4011578

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