Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – January 2017

The New Year’s off to a cracker of a start with this week’s update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (Kb3141468), which takes us from 15.0.4885.1000 to 15.0.4893.1000.

What’s Fixed

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Kb3213025 Meeting link is disabled in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) when Exchange servers of both organizations have TNEF disabled
  • Kb3213012 “Is Typing” area has different gradient in a GC room conversation window in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213009 The Close button doesn’t reset the search list in a room filter dialog box in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213008 Changes for a bunch of heartbeat telemetry in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213006 All reopened conversation windows have the same extent after you resize them in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213005 You have no option to share the secondary monitor in application picker in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212998 A new CustomSafeUrlPrefixes setting doesn’t work as expected in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212994 IMs are duplicated at the receiver end in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212991 Topic Feeds don’t have an option to only apply to a subset of rooms in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212990 Strings in the General and Audio Device section are clipping if a high DPI is set in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212989 Text for region isn’t displayed correctly for non-English characters for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) meeting invite
  • Kb3212988 You cannot resize the GC room pane if it starts getting too big in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)

What’s New / Changed

  • Kb3212995 Adds support to resize the width of the tab list with a splitter bar in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212992 Option to suppress the Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) startup splash screen

Known Issues

None documented.


There are no changes here from recent updates, so if you’re already current you only need the patch itself, below under “Download”. If however your patching isn’t to current, then you’ll need to check you have *all* of these pre-req’s. The Office 2013 SP1 requirement still applies if you’re using Outlook 2010. (Lync 2013 in all of its flavours – e.g. Lync Basic – is still a component of Office 2013).



Current Version


Update for Office 2013 (KB3054853) (NOTE 1 BELOW) 1.0 9 June 2015
LyncHelpLoc (Kb3039776) 1.0 1 December 2015
Microsoft Office 2013 Language Pack Service Pack 1 (KB2817427) 1.0 13 February 2014


NOTE1: “You do not have to apply update KB3054853 if you applied the April 14, 2015, update (KB2889923) or the May 12, 2015, security update (KB3039779) for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)”


This is the client fix itself:

  • x86 (lync2013-kb3141468-fullfile-x86-glb.exe)
  • x64 (lync2013-kb3141468-fullfile-x64-glb.exe)


No – although I’d exited SfB in an effort to stave off a reboot.

Before / After



SfB 15.0.4885.1000 MSO 15.0.4867.1001 SfB 15.0.4893.1000 MSO 15.0.4867.1001
20170110-Before-Kb3141468 20170110-After-Kb3141468


Revision History

10th January 2017: This is the initial post.


– G.

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