SQL Server 2012 SP2 Release Notes

These Release Notes describe issues you need to know before you install or troubleshoot SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2. Release Notes are available online only, not on the installation media. They are updated periodically as issues are discovered. See bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 for more information.

Choose the Correct File to Download and Install

Use the table below to identify the location and name of the file to download based on your currently installed version. Download pages have system requirements and basic installation instructions.

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32-bit Installations:
A 32-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLServer2012SP2-KB2958429--.exe from SQL Server 2012 SP2 download page
A 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 RTM Express Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 Express SP2 SQLEXPR__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 32-bit version of only the client and manageability tools for SQL Server 2012 (including SQL Server 2012 Management Studio) Upgrade the client and manageability tools to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLEXPRWT__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Express Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Management Studio Express SQLManagementStudio__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 32-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2012 and a 32-bit version of the client and manageability tools (including SQL Server 2012 RTM Management Studio) Upgrade all products to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLEXPRADV__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page.
A 32-bit version of one or more tools from the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM Feature Pack or the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Feature Pack Upgrade the tools to the 32-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Feature Pack One or more tools from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Feature Pack download page
64-bit Installations:
A 64-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2012 Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLServer2012SP2-KB2958429--.exe from SQL Server 2012 SP2 download page
A 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 RTM Express Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLEXPR__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 64-bit version of only the client and manageability tools for SQL Server 2012 (including SQL Server 2012 Management Studio) Upgrade the client and manageability tools to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQLEXPRWT__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Express Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Management Studio Express SQLManagementStudio__.msi from SQL Server 2012 SP2 Express download page
A 64-bit version of one or more tools from the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RTM Feature Pack or the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Feature Pack Upgrade the tools to the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Feature Pack One or more tools from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2 Feature Pack download page