Updated SharePoint Patch Script

As many SharePoint admins are aware, patching SharePoint typically isn’t fun, and can be downright slow. Russ Maxwell introduced the “5 hour” SharePoint patch script. Awhile back I released a version compatible with SharePoint Server 2016 and now I’ve updated the “5 hour” SharePoint Patch Script on my GitHub repo. This script facilitates patching of SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016. There are some bug fixes and cosmetic issues worked out in this release. In addition, this release no longer stops nor starts services when patching SharePoint Server 2016. SharePoint Server 2016 patches take care of this process for us.

More info is available on the repository at SharePoint Patch Script.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.