Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

26 October,2017 by Jack Vamvas

Keeping up with SQL Server patching can be time consuming - but worthwhile . There are different types of patching:

Service Packs - which generally is the minimum level for versioning

Cumulative Update - include bug fixes etc - but are more of a general catch up - and not necessarily part of the version timeline

Security Patch - Released as necessary.

I usually focus on Service Packs & Cumulative Updates. Cumulative Updates include Security Patches.

The latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2016 SP1 is available as number 5.

For detailed notes check https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4040714

In another post I'll write about automating the SQL Server patch updates for hundreds of servers. But a word of warning - I'd never attempt to update all in one go, roll them up in manageable batches

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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