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First published on MSDN on Sep 20, 2018
The 3rd cumulative update release for SQL Server 2016 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Downloads site. Please note that registration is no longer required to download Cumulative updates.

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Note (10/30/2018): Due to a known issue with a fix included in Cumulative Update 3 (CU3), we recommend customers using the Auditing feature to avoid production deployment of the present CU. If you have deployed already and are hitting any issues, please contact Microsoft Support.