sql 2016 latest updates to download

  • pols

    SSC Eights!

    Points: 861


    I need suggestions from you for below requirememnt.

    we are having two production SQL Servers.

    Version: SQL 2016

    Productlevel: SP1

    Edition: Enterprise, Core based licensing 64 bit

    Product version: 13.0.4224.16

    Productupdatelevel: null

    As per the requirement now we need to install latest CU on this server.  I searched the microsoft website for latest CU. I am little confused about finding the correct latest CU to download and install.

    Can you please guide what exactly to download so production sql server will be upto date with all updates?

    Actually my doubt is current production is SP1.But in Microsoft website i see already sp2 released and latest CU are there for sp2. So shall i go ahead with downloading latest CU for SP1? OR download SP2 with latest CU?

    Which one i need to install ?Please share the exact link to download.

    How to consider which one i need to install the latest CU?



  • Jo Pattyn


    Points: 31401

    I use https://sqlserverbuilds.blogspot.com/ to track the latest builds.

    You can also use https://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/sql-server-build-lists or https://sqlserverupdates.com/

    For 2016 it is SP2  + CU 11


  • John Mitchell-245523

    SSC Guru

    Points: 148769

    Indeed, you will need to install two updates - the latest SP and the latest CU.  For SQL Server 2017 and later it's more simple - there are no SPs, only CUs.


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