This article describes that Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012. Additionally, it provides the information for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
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Release date: June 10, 2014
Release date: November 07, 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:
(https://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…..
Consider the following when you use Microsoft Update to apply SQL Server Service Packs:
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 include issues that our support organization feels have to be addressed. The most common metrics that are applied for triage of those items are customer call volume and customer satisfaction scores. 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.
Article ID: 2755533
Last review: June 10, 2014