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Microsoft distributes fixes in service packs. Service packs keep a product current. They include hotfixes and fixes to issues that are reported through the Microsoft SQL Server community. Service packs may also fix issues that our support organization deems important. Customer call volume and customer satisfaction scores represent the primary metrics for determining which issues to fix in a service pack. These updates and components are conveniently bundled for easy downloading.
Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)Release date: November 07, 2012
How to obtainTo obtain SQL Server 2012 SP1, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35575To obtain SQL Server 2012 SP1 Feature Pack, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=268266To obtain Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express, go to the following Microsoft website:
Note SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 was also made available on Microsoft Update on November 27th 2012.
Mandatory SQL Server 2012 SP1 hotfix
After you install SQL Server 2012 SP1, you may experience an issue in which Windows Installer starts repeatedly. This issue is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. This article includes a link to a downloadable hotfix that resolves the issue:
Note It is mandatory that you install this hotfix after you install SQL Server 2012 SP1.
2793634For more information about this issue, visit the following MSDN website:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793634/ )Windows Installer starts repeatedly after you install SQL Server 2012 SP1
After applying Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2012 you may encounter a known issue! Details inside…..
Fix listFor a list of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2012 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674319/ )List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1
Important notes about using Microsoft UpdateConsider the following when you use Microsoft Update to apply SQL Server Service Packs:
New features and improvements in SQL Server 2012 SP1For more information about new features and improvements in SQL Server 2012 SP1, see the SQL Server 2012 SP1 release notes. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248389Note This Readme file contains the information about SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
Article ID: 2755533 - Last Review: September 4, 2013 - Revision: 16.0
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