Roger Haueter

Modern Workplace Strategist | Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Changing the License Type or License Key of a SharePoint Farm

There are some limitations for changing license types and keys in SharePoint Server 2016. The most important ones are listed below.

Enabling SharePoint Enterprise Features
You can upgrade from SharePoint Server 2016 Standard to Enterprise at any time.

  • In Central Administration click Upgrade and Migration > Upgrade and Patch Management > Convert farm license type, enter the product key and click OK. The upgrade process may take a few minutes. Alternatively, this process is also possible using Enable Enterprise Features.
  • After successful activation click Enable Features on Existing Site to enable enterprise features on all existing sites.
  • Alternatively, you can do this manually by first activating the SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection features on the desired site collections via Site Settings > Site Collection Administration > Site Collection Features. You must then also activate the SharePoint Server Enterprise features on the same sites under Site Settings > Site Actions > Manage Site Features.

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SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: August 2017

The August 2017 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm.

Update KB4011049 for SharePoint Server 2016: August 8, 2017
This fix contains updates for language-independend files. It also updates the configuration database schema and the SharePoint build number.
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2016 update package
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SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates: August 2017

The August 2017 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013 and Office Web Apps Server 2013. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages.

Before you start
Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis.
Since May 2015 the server proofing tools are included in the cumulative updates.
This cumulative update includes all patches since the Service Pack 1 release, but not the Service Pack 1 itself. You must install the Service Pack 1 before installing this cumulative update. Read how-to install Service Pack 1.
Because of the file size the cumulative update package has been divided in three parts; ubersrv.exe, ubersrv_1.cab and ubersrv_2.cab. You have to put them all in the same folder.

This CU solves the following issue:
The March 2017 CU prevents opening Word documents in Office Web Apps Server if the site where the document is stored contains spaces in its name.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm. This step is required if your farm level is lower than July 2015 CU.
  • Restart the User Profile Service on affected servers.

Hotfix KB4011073 for SharePoint Foundation 2013: August 8, 2017
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Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2013 update package
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SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Updates: August 2017

The August 2017 Cumulative Updates contain numerous hotfixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010. The cumulative update package is multilingual and contains updates for all languages.

Before you start
Since June 2014 the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint products releases on a monthly basis!
Be aware that the cumulative update requires the Service Pack 2 to be installed. This Cumulative Update does not support Service Pack 1. The SharePoint Server 2010 cumulative update contains all resources of SharePoint Foundation 2010 since the release of Service Pack 2.

Installation instructions

  • Make sure you already installed and configured the Service Pack 2.
  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • Restart the User Profile Service on affected servers.

No fixes released for SharePoint Foundation 2010
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SharePoint 2016 Cumulative Updates: July 2017

The July 2017 Cumulative Updates contain fixes and improvements for SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server 2016.

Installation instructions

  • Create a SharePoint Farm Backup.
  • Download all SharePoint Server packages.
  • Extract the previously downloaded files with a double-click.
  • Click "Continue"
  • Define the path in which you would like to extract the installation binaries and click OK. Use the same destination path for the other files.
  • Run the extracted EXE file as administrator.
  • Accept the license terms and click "Continue".
  • Repeat the previous two steps for the other EXE files in this folder.
  • Apply the updates to each SharePoint server in the farm.
  • As soon as the installation of the cumulative update has finished on all servers, run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard successively on each SharePoint server in the farm.

Update KB3213544 for SharePoint Server 2016: July 11, 2017
This fix contains updates for language-independend files. It also updates the configuration database schema and the SharePoint build number.
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Description of the SharePoint Server 2016 update package
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