Installing SQL Server 2012 with Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) using Product update feature


1-let us assume that we have CU1 package located in “C:\SQL2012Updates”,

SQL server 2012 is installed from E: drive.




2-The command to install SQL server and CU1 will be

 setup.exe /Action=Install /UpdateSource=”C:\SQL2012Updates”.




3-Product Updates screen will display the KB number of the CU package to be installed.



4-Ready to install screen will highlight the version of cumulative update to be installed.





For more details about SQL server 2012 product update see:


Comments (2)

  1. Hello Ahmed,

    Will this method work with future SQL Server 2012 service packs?

    Thank you for sharing this information.


    Alberto Morillo

  2. Thanks a lot Alberto for having the time to read and comment on my blog and yes this method is supported for Service Packs as well.It is even smart to have the folder C:SQL2012Updates contain many Service Packs and CU packages and it will go scan and pick the highest applicable version.

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