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Aaron Bertrand

Aaron is a Product Evangelist for SentryOne, makers of Plan Explorer and a performance monitoring and event management platform for the Microsoft Data Platform and VMware. He has been blogging here at since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features, and also blogs at and; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997; tweets as @AaronBertrand; and speaks frequently at major conferences, user group meetings, and SQL Saturday events worldwide.

March 2015 Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has released Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. Note that RTM is no longer supported and you should be moving to the SP2 branch soon.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #15

  • KB #3038001
  • Build #11.0.3487
  • 1 fix (1 public)
  • Relevant for Service Pack 1 only (11.0.3000 -> 11.0.3486)

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #5

  • KB #3037255
  • Build #11.0.5582
  • 27 fixes (27 public)
  • Relevant for Service Pack 2 only (11.0.5058 -> 11.0.5581)
For more information about SQL Server 2012 builds, see this blog post on
Published Monday, March 16, 2015 3:36 PM by AaronBertrand



Scott said:

Note, This only contains new fixes, and not the fixes in CU1-4.

May 1, 2015 6:15 PM

AaronBertrand said:

Scott, that's not quite how cumulative updates work. While the KB article for CU #5 only lists the fixes that are in CU #5, I can assure you that it absolutely contains all of the fixes from CU #1, #2, #3, and #4.

May 1, 2015 6:21 PM

Scott said:

Whoops, I just checked... There are *TWO* update files for this: one for the Native Client and one large one that, indeed, just behaves like all the other cumulative patches before and has everything.  Sorry for any confusion or "pot stirring."  :)

May 1, 2015 6:58 PM
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