Trace Id is missing

Unlock your potential with Microsoft Copilot

Get things done faster and unleash your creativity with the power of AI anywhere you go.
Microsoft Copilot app being utilized to generate pictures of a singing dog, assisting to identify a flower, and helping to generate an email to congratulate a coworker on a promotion.

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Download Service Pack 3 for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

Important! Selecting a language below will dynamically change the complete page content to that language.

  • Version:


    Date Published:


    File Name:



    File Size:

    1017.4 MB

    715.2 MB

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2012 to SP3. This service pack contains up to and including SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 9 (CU9).

    This download site contains the following packages and service patches for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 release:

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Update - this package contains the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 update to be applied to existing SQL Server 2012 installations.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Documentation:

  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows 7, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

    • For complete system requirements, please reference the detailed Systems Requirements page
    • 6 GB of available hard disk space for the Service Pack update, 10 GB for a Slipstream installation
    • Service Pack 3 can be applied to any of the following Microsoft SQL Server 2012 editions:

      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

  • Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install SQL Server 2012 SP3

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Update:

    1. Review the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Release Notes
    2. Download the following file from the "DOWNLOAD" section on this page to your device:
      • SQLServer2012SP3-KB3072779-architecture-language.exe
    3. Once the download is complete, click RUN to begin the installation process immediately or SAVE to install at a later time.

  • If you have questions about SQL Server 2012 SP3, please visit the SQL Server 2012 forums on MSDN. Your feedback is important. Help improve SQL Server 2012 SP3 by submitting bugs to Microsoft Connect.

Follow Microsoft