Incorrect SharePoint 2013 Build Version after CU upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I patched the SharePoint 2013 farm with March 2018 CU by downloading the package from official Microsoft download site


    After the installation and PSConfig was successful when I go to Manage Servers in farm page or check the version through powershell it shows me 

    Configuration database version: 15.0.5009.1000

    Whereas as per the MS article @ March 13, 2018, cumulative update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB4018302) it should have been 15.0.5015.1002

    Please guide what could be the reason.

    Best Regards,

    Vaibhav Antriwale

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Few things you can check,

    Whats the version build number, if you check via powershell?
    1. Run below PS command


    2. Navigate to Central Admin ->system Settings->Manage servers in this farm->Check whether the Configuration database version is updated or not

    3. Check Central admin > Upgrade and migration > Check product and patch installation status-> make sure latest CU installed.

    4. See running this command

    Get-SPServer | Where{ $_.NeedsUpgrade -eq $true}

    Make sure missing binaries are installed.

    4. Check if running psconfig vis command helps, instead of wizard.

    -Ashok Yadala

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    Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:53 AM
  • Hi Ashok,

    I already mentioned the output of the command and also by going to Manage servers in farm page I am getting the version as 15.0.5009.1000

    In product and patch installation status latest CU is installed.

    All the binaries are installed properly since the PSConfig wizard has successfully completed without issues.

    I have executed both the PSConfigUI.exe(i.e. wizard) and also the PSConfig.exe command through Powershell

    Best Regards,

    Vaibhav Antriwale

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:37 PM
  • Hi,

    Please open Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features, check the version of the SharePoint server. Open Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features > View installed updates, which will list all the fixes installed on the box, verify the update patch lists there.

    Note: All servers in the farm must have the same updates.

    The possible cause of error "The expected version of the product was not found on the system":

    An article about the information of SharePoint build version, which may be helpful to you:

    Best regards,

    Linda Zhang

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    Friday, May 18, 2018 1:59 AM
  • Hello Linda,

    Thanks for the details. Please read the below points:

    1. The issue I am facing is on a single server farm.

    2. I installed the March 2018 CU patch and then executed PSConfigUI.exe(i.e. wizard) successfully completed.

    3. Executed the PSConfig.exe(powershell).

    4. Executed stsadm -o localupgradestatus command and got 0 components can be upgraded or needs upgrade.

    5. As per above concluded, CU upgrade successfully completed .

    6. Checked the version number at various locations

         a) (Get-SPFarm).BuildVersion

         b) Manage Servers in Farm

         c) Check Product and Patch Installation page(able to see latest CU with KB no.)

         d) Versions table in Config database and various Content Databases.

    Everywhere I am getting the version as 15.0.5009.1000. Only exception Check Product and Patch Installation page in central administration.  It shows Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013 (KB4018302) 64-Bit Edition 15.0.5015.1002.

    My concern is not that it has not updated the version. My concern is that it is showing the version(15.0.5009.1000) which is not mentioned in any MS blog or article. I have tried to search this version number in different articles/ blogs and unable to find this version.

    Vaibhav Antriwale

    Friday, May 18, 2018 8:47 AM

  • Stefan explained some scenarios here not to compare config db number with patch level: ( could be, but not sure)

    Please check with him once in his blog!

    Hope it helps!

    Ashok Yadala | Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped

    Friday, May 18, 2018 9:46 AM
  • Hi Vaibhav,

    I am having the same issue , did you find a solution for this ? 



    • Edited by sanka_a Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:49 AM
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:49 AM
  • Anyone find a resolution?

    We have the same issue, but with installing the May 2018 CU.

    In our case build versions display as 15.0.5023.1000 (April 2018 CU)

    Checking both installed updates as well as Manage Patch Status show that we're on 15.0.5031.1000 (May 2018 CU).

    This has caused an issue preventing us from restoring a site collection from a separate farm that was patched to May 2018 CU.

    SharePoint reports April 2018 CU and won't accept the restore.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:14 PM
  • Hi,

    We are also facing the same issue with May 2018 CU. Are you able to find any solution for this?



    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 8:40 AM
  • Hi All,

    Still unable to fix the version number issue. My farm is running fine but with incorrect version number.

    Best Regards,

    Vaibhav Antriwale

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:01 AM
  • Hi All,

    I am also having same issue. First I did applied March 2018 CU, but the build number was showing as 15.0.5011.1001 which is useless and I don't find the same build number no where in the web. Tried all possible ways to configure and checked all suggested articles but no use. Finally I decided to install May 2018 CU. After doing so, the build number is - 15.0.5023.1000 and which is equivalent to April 2018 CU.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:15 AM
  • I'm having the same issue with June 18 CU... it shows incorrect build # that correspond to March18CU...


    Friday, August 3, 2018 9:08 PM
  • I have the same issue installing June 2018 CU.

    This CU should display version 15.0.5041.1000, but I get version 15.0.5023.1000 when I run (Get-spfarm).buildversion or when I look at Servers in this Farm on the Central Admin.

    Microsoft always looks at this page ... which does not represent correct version.

    This is realy odd...


    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:21 PM
  • Hi Chantal,

    Not all SharePoint patches will update the build version in manage servers in farm in central administration.

    Only those patches which include schema changes for the SharePoint config DB update this information.

    For more detailed information, refer to the article below.

    Thanks & Regards,

    sharath aluri

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:33 PM
  • Hi ,

    Try to remove any Cu or patches you installed before then run PSConfig 

    then install KB4018302 again and reun PsConfig 

    restart server

    if you have many server you have to do above steps for all server 

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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:45 PM