A client asked me to update their SQL Server.

It's an 2016 base release (13.00.1601.00)

Microsoft already released the SP2 CU10. I know that cumulative updates are... like... cumulative, but even between service packs?

I can jump and install directly SP2 CU10 or do I need to install the last CU for SP1 before?

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You can just install SP2 and then CU10. No need to install CU for SP1.

You can have a list of all SP + CU here

More relevant info :

If you have a large estate that needs to be patched, you can use dbatools - Update-DbaInstance

Also, dbatools has a really nice - build reference page that will tell you what the latest SP/CU is and End of support dates as well.

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