SQL 2012 Express update

I'm currently running SQL Express 2012 with advanced services, build 11.0.3128.00 on Server 2012 R2 and need to update to SQL Express 2012 build 11.0.3381.0.  I downloaded the file in the attached screen shot.

Is this the correct file?

Can I just apply this upgrade or do I need to uninstall and reinstall SQL Express 2012 with Advanced Services?

Do the users need to be out of programs that are using SQl databases during the upgrade?

Thanks,
cja
SQL-Update.pdf
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes, it's correct. But why apply the CU6 for SP1 when you SP2 is available?
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
Support for the one program that uses SQL said to upgrade to that version.  I just noticed that the update I downloaded is x86 but I have SQL Express 2012 64 bit installed.  Does it matter?

thanks,

cja
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Yes, it matters. Download the 64bit version.
The hotfixes are exe files so you just need to execute them on the server and they will find the SQL Server instances that need to be upgraded.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
I will download SP2 and apply that.

Do the users need to be out of programs that are using SQl databases during the upgrade?

thanks,
cja
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
If they aren't logged off they for sure will because the patch will stop SQL Server. A reboot may also be needed but it will inform you about that.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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