Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Released

Posted by bink on November 8 2012, 1:23 PM.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SP1. This service pack contains SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) and Cumulative Update 2 (CU2).
This download site contains the following packages and service patches for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 release:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Update - this package contains the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 update to be applied to existing SQL Server 2012 installations.
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Slipstream- This package provides the capability to perform new SQL Server 2012 instance installations (or SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrades) culminating with Service Pack 1 pre-installed. The slipstream installation package consists of a compressed self-extracting .exe and a ‘.box’ payload file that contains the original SQL Server 2012 release along with Service Pack 1. The .exe file can be directly executed, or utilized from the command prompt just as SQL Server 2012 Setup.exe would be (See Install SQL Server 2012 from the Command Prompt).

Note: SQL Server 2012 Express with SP1 (slipstream) packages may be obtained from the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express packages from the download page
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Documentation:

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Semantic Language Statistics

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Report Builder

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft® Office®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Express

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Feature Pack

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 PowerPivot® for Microsoft® SharePoint®

 

 

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Master Data Services Add-in For Microsoft® Excel®