How to get prior releases of SQL Server Cumulative Updates

Summary
As of January 2016, SQL Server moved to a model where the most recent (latest) SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update downloads were made available on the Microsoft Download Center:



Additionally, all Cumulative Update Knowledge Base (KB) articles started directing customers to this location as Microsoft recommends always installing the most recent updates available. As newer Cumulative Updates are released, the prior Cumulative Update KB articles continue to point to the most recent Cumulative Update available.
More information
For scenarios where you need a previously released Cumulative Update, reference the following tables:

SQL Server 2014

Release buildKB articleRelease DateDownload Link
12.0.2564.03130923February 22, 2016SQL Server 2014 RTM CU12
12.0.4439.13130926February 22, 2016SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU5

SQL Server 2012

Release buildKB articleRelease DateDownload Link
11.0.6523.03137746Mar 21, 2016SQL Server 2012 SP3 CU2
11.0.6518.03123299Jan 20, 2016SQL Server 2012 SP3 CU1
11.0.5646.03137745Mar 21, 2016SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU11
11.0.5644.23120313Jan 20, 2016SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU10

Notes

  1. For Cumulative Updates released before January 2016, these updates remain on Microsoft Hotfix servers. Reference the links in the respective KB articles.
  2. Microsoft will begin putting all previous Cumulative Updates, including the releases above, into the Microsoft Update Catalog for additional access in June, 2016.

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Article ID: 3171122 - Last Review: 06/16/2016 07:33:00 - Revision: 2.0

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