On April 15, 2015, Microsoft released and then shortly thereafter recalled SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 after citing some installation issues. Today, there is good news.
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After rumors, speculation and many blog posts, Microsoft announced that it has resolved signification installation problems in SQL Server 2014 SP1. The company’s announcement came with the public availability of SP1, which is hosted for download on the Microsoft Download Center. Then, starting on May 21, 2015, SP1 will be available for download on MSDN/TechNet, the Volume Licensing center and other channels.
Microsoft made a point to note that if you are running the initial release of SQL Server 2014 SP1 – which was pulled last month – you must uninstall that version before installing the replacement.
If you or your DBAs are concerned about which SP1 is correct, after you install the service pack, the SQL Server service version should be reflected as 12.0.4100.1. If it isn’t that version, then uninstall and find the newer SP1.
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