We have SQL2014 12.0.2000. How Do I update it to SP2

how do you update SQL2014 to SP2?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Download it here, then double click to extract & install.
Do take full backup of server & DB in advance

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53168

Once done and teted ok deploy cumulative update as well

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53592

And finally when completed run windows update scan to check for additional fixes etc.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks I'll work on it tonight or tomorrow
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MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Good luck. As stated do ensure you got a proper full current backup.
Last thing you want is an irreversible error. Once the DB Schema has been updated, removing a patch will not revert that process.
Hence backups of at least the Databases are critical (includes master db etc)

You can deploy only SP2 (first link) but best practice is to deploy the lot. They compliment and improve upon each-other.
Cumulative Update is highly recommended. These are released once every quarter from memory and not always available through Windows Update prior to SQL 2016.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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