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Latest Builds of SQL Server 2012

Last updated: December 2, 2019

End-of-Life : SQL Server 2012 is now out of mainstream support. If you still need to be running SQL Server 2012, please be on SP4 + 11.0.7469.6.

Service Pack 4 – Out of Support
Label Build # KB Article Date Fixes (public)
COD Hotfix for SQL Server 2012 SP4 11.0.7469.6 KB #4091266 2018-03-28 2 (2)
Security Advisory
ADV180002 (GDR)
11.0.7462.6   KB #4057116  2018-01-12 1
Service Pack 4 11.0.7001.0 KB #4018073 2017-10-05 23 (23)
Service Pack 3 – Out of Support
Label Build # KB Article Date Fixes (public)
Security Advisory
ADV180002 (CU)
11.0.6615.2 KB #4057121 2018-01-16 1
SP3 Cumulative Update #10 11.0.6607.3 KB #4025925 2017-08-08 5 (5)
SP3 Cumulative Update #9 11.0.6598 KB #4016762 2017-05-15 12 (10)
SP3 Cumulative Update #8 11.0.6594 KB #4013104 2017-03-21 17 (17)
SP3 Cumulative Update #7 11.0.6579 KB #3205051 2017-01-18 12 (12)
SP3 Cumulative Update #6
Security Bulletin MS16-136 (CU)
KB #3194724
11.0.6567 KB #3194992 2016-11-17 16 (11)
SP3 Cumulative Update #5 11.0.6544 KB #3180915 2016-09-20 21 (18)
SP3 Cumulative Update #4 11.0.6540 KB #3165264 2016-07-18 23 (22)
SP3 Cumulative Update #3 11.0.6537 KB #3152635 2016-05-17 21 (21)
SP3 Cumulative Update #2 11.0.6523 KB #3137746 2016-03-22 21 (19)
SP3 Cumulative Update #1 11.0.6518 KB #3123299 2016-01-20 8 (8)
SP3 GDR builds below – for non-CU path
Security Advisory
ADV180002 (GDR)
11.0.6260.1 KB #4057115 2018-01-16 1
Security Bulletin MS16-136 (GDR)
KB #3194721
11.0.6248 KB #3194721 2016-11-08 1
SP3 GDR TLS 1.2 Update 11.0.6216 KB #3125246 2016-01-29 1
Includes TLS 1.2 support (see KB #3135244 and the Release Services blog for more details).
Service Pack 3 11.0.6020 KB #3072779 2015-11-22 37 (37)
Service Pack 2 – Out of Support
Label Build # KB Article Date Fixes (public)
SP2 Cumulative Update #16 11.0.5678 KB #3205054 2017-01-18 5 (4)
SP2 Cumulative Update #15
Security Bulletin MS16-136 (CU)
KB #3194725
11.0.5676 KB #3205416 2016-11-17 2 (1)
SP2 Cumulative Update #14 11.0.5657 KB #3180914 2016-09-20 1
SP2 Cumulative Update #13 11.0.5655 KB #3165266 2016-07-18 7 (6)
SP2 Cumulative Update #12 11.0.5649 KB #3152637 2016-05-17 7 (7)
SP2 Cumulative Update #11 11.0.5646 KB #3137745 2016-03-22 14 (13)
SP2 Cumulative Update #10 11.0.5644 KB #3120313 2016-01-20 14 (12)
Includes TLS 1.2 support (see KB #3135244, KB #3052404, and the Release Services blog for more details).
SP2 Cumulative Update #9 11.0.5641 KB #3098512 2015-11-18 14 (13)
COD Hotfix for Connection Pooling 11.0.5636 KB #3097636 2015-10-10 1
SP2 Cumulative Update #8 11.0.5634 KB #3082561 2015-09-22 24 (23)
COD Hotfix for FileTable AVs 11.0.5629 KB #3087872 2015-08-31 1
SP2 Cumulative Update #7 11.0.5623 KB #3072100 2015-07-20 38 (33)
Security Bulletin MS15-058 11.0.5613 KB #3045319 2015-07-13 1
SP2 Cumulative Update #6 11.0.5592 KB #3052468 2015-05-18 23 (23)
Cumulative Update #6 contains a fix for an issue that can cause corrupt pages on secondaries when page compression is in use. See KB #3054530 and this SQL Server blog post.
SP2 Cumulative Update #5 11.0.5582 KB #3037255 2015-03-16 27 (27)
AGs NOT SYNCHRONIZING hotfix 11.0.5571 KB #3034679 2015-02-04 1
Addresses an issue introduced in SP2 CU #3 and CU #4, where availability groups report as NOT SYNCHRONIZING. This is documented in KB #3033492 and explained further in this SQL Server blog post.
SP2 Cumulative Update #4 11.0.5569 KB #3007556 2015-01-20 42 (36)
SP2 CU #4 has a known issue with availability groups reporting as NOT SYNCHRONIZING. Please use something newer.

SP2 Cumulative Update #3 11.0.5556 KB #3002049 2014-11-17 40 (33)
SP2 CU #3 has a known issue with availability groups reporting as NOT SYNCHRONIZING. Please use something newer.

SP2 Cumulative Update #2 11.0.5548 KB #2983175 2014-09-15 52 (50)
SP2 Cumulative Update #1 11.0.5532 KB #2976982 2014-07-23 46 (45)
COD Hotfix 2969896 11.0.5522 KB #2969896 2014-06-20 1
SP2 GDR builds below – for non-CU path
Security Bulletin MS16-136 (GDR)
KB #3194719
11.0.5388 KB #3194719 2016-11-08 1
SP2 GDR TLS 1.2 Update 11.0.5352 KB #3098857 2016-01-29 2 (2)
Includes TLS 1.2 support (see KB #3135244 and the Release Services blog for more details).
Security Bulletin MS15-058 11.0.5343 KB #3045321 2015-07-13 1
Service Pack 2 11.0.5058 KB #2958429 2014-06-10 37 (37)
Service Pack 1 – Out of Support
Label Build # KB Article Date Fixes (public)
Security Bulletin MS15-058 11.0.3513 KB #3045317 2015-07-13 1
This QFE update patches a vulnerability which could allow remote code execution. More details in Security Bulletin MS15-058 and KB #3065718.
SP1 Cumulative Update #16 11.0.3492 KB #3052476 2015-05-18 4 (4)
SP1 Cumulative Update #15 11.0.3487 KB #3038001 2015-03-16 1
SP1 Cumulative Update #14 11.0.3486 KB #3023636 2015-01-20 9 (8)
SP1 Cumulative Update #13 11.0.3482 KB #3002044 2014-11-17 13 (10)
SP1 Cumulative Update #12 11.0.3470 KB #2991533 2014-09-15 16 (14)
COD Hotfix 2975402 (950118) 11.0.3467 KB #2975402 2014-08-28 1
MS14-044 QFE Security Update 11.0.3460 KB #2984340 2014-08-12 1
SP1 Cumulative Update #11 11.0.3449 KB #2975396 2014-07-21 32 (32)
Contains a fix for data loss or corruption during online index rebuilds.
COD Hotfix 2969896 11.0.3437 KB #2969896 2014-06-10 1
SP1 Cumulative Update #10 11.0.3431 KB #2931078 2014-05-19 38 (36)
Security Bulletin MS15-058 11.0.3156 KB #3045318 2015-07-13 1
This GDR update patches a vulnerability which could allow remote code execution. More details in Security Bulletin MS15-058 and KB #3065718.
Security Bulletin MS14-044 11.0.3153 KB #2984340 2014-08-12 1
For information on Cumulative Updates #1 – 9, see KB #2772858.
Service Pack 1 11.0.3000 KB #2674319 2012-11-06 92 (92)
RTM – Out of Support
Label Build # KB Article Date Fixes (public)
RTM Cumulative Update #11 11.0.2424 KB #2908007 2013-12-16 16 (15)
RTM Cumulative Update #10 11.0.2420 KB #2891666 2013-10-21 4 (4)
For information on Cumulative Updates #1 – 9, see KB #2692828.
RTM 11.0.2100   2012-03-06