SQL Server 2016 Updates


Here’s the release history for Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Each update is linked to its Microsoft knowledge base article with the download and the list of hotfixes included.

Service Pack Cumulative Update Release Date Build Support Ends
CU2 2017/03/20 13.0.4422.0 2026/07/14
CU1 2017/01/18 13.0.4411.0 2026/07/14
SP1 2016/11/16 13.0.4001.0 2026/07/14
CU5 2017/03/28 13.0.2197.0 2026/07/14
CU4 2017/01/18 13.0.2193.0 2026/07/14
CU3 2016/11/17 13.0.2186.6 2026/07/14
CU2 (see note 1 and note 2) 2016/09/22 13.0.2164.0 2026/07/14
CU1 2016/07/25 13.0.2149.0 2026/07/14
None (RTM) 2016/06/01 13.0.1601.5  2018/01/09

Note that you can also spend more and get Premium Assurance for even longer support than we show here.

Note 1: CU2 has a known issue with Filestream not working when SecureBoot is enabled. If you’re on Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10, and you’re using SecureBoot (which is enabled by default with Hyper-V Gen2 VMs), and your database has Filestream, you either need to disable SecureBoot, or skip CU2 for now.

Note 2: columnstore index users should consider the on-demand hotfix update 13.0.2170.0, which includes serious performance and reliability fixes.