Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise More

This article describes Cumulative Update package 13 (CU13) (build number: 12.0.5590.1) for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This update contains fixes that were released after the initial release of SQL Server 2014 SP2.

Cumulative update

Cumulative updates (CU) are now available at the Microsoft Download Center.

Only the most recent CU that was released for SQL Server 2014 SP2 is available at the Download Center.

  • Each new CU contains all the fixes that were included with the previous CU for the installed version/Service Pack of SQL Server.
  • Microsoft recommends ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available:
     
    • SQL Server CUs are certified to the same levels as Service Packs, and should be installed at the same level of confidence.
    • Historical data shows that a significant number of support cases involve an issue that has already been addressed in a released CU.
    • CUs may contain added value over and above hotfixes. This includes supportability, manageability, and reliability updates.
  • Just as for SQL Server service packs, we recommend that you test CUs before you deploy them to production environments.
  • We recommend that you upgrade your SQL Server installation to the latest SQL Server 2014 service pack.

How to obtain this cumulative update package


The following update is available from the Microsoft Download Center:
 
If the download page does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Note After future cumulative updates are released for SQL Server 2014, this and all previous CUs can be located and downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, Microsoft recommends that you always install the latest cumulative update available.

Notes for this update


Hybrid environments deployment

When you deploy an update to a hybrid environment (such as AlwaysOn, replication, cluster, and mirroring), we recommend that you refer to the following articles before you deploy the update:
 

Cumulative Update package information


Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2014 SP2.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.