Update patches SQL Server 2016

Rafael Ponce 1 Reputation point

Hello everyone, I want a recommendation.

I am in the process of updating patches for my SQL Server 2016, I currently have patch CU17 KB 5001092 13.0.5888.11 and I see that the latest one is RTW/PCU3 KB 5003279

Is there any sequence or can I apply the latest update that corresponds to SP3.

Thank you very much for your comments.

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  1. Dirk Hondong 871 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    just take a look here:

    With build 13.0.5888.11 you're on SQL Server 2016 SP2 CU 17 as you already stated out.
    So just go for SP3

    Best regards

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  2. Tom Phillips 17,721 Reputation points

    All patches are cumulative. You only need to apply the latest.

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  3. CathyJi-MSFT 21,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Rafael Ponce ,

    CU17 KB 5001092 13.0.5888.11 is applied to SQL server 2016 SP2. 5003279 13.0.6300.2(SP3) is the latest SP for SQL server 2016.

    > Is there any sequence or can I apply the latest update that corresponds to SP3.

    Yes, you can. Please apply the latest SP3 to SQL server 2016 directly. Then apply KB5006943 - On-demand hotfix update package for SQL Server 2016 SP3. We always suggest customer to apply the latest patch to SQL server. The latest patch contains all fix in previous patch.

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  4. Olaf Helper 42,926 Reputation points

    CU = Cumulative Update and cumulated means here it includes all previous update.
    Yes, you can always install the latest CU without any previous updates.

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