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I have SQL box that I need to apply a CU (specifically #14). Can anyone confirm if a server re-start is needed after this update? I'm hoping that it doesn't need one but I'm guessing that's not likely.

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For future people reading this question - the CU did not require a server re-start but did stop all SQL services for about 5-7 minutes but of course that will vary according to your machine –  Jim Beam Sep 16 '11 at 19:04
    
The SQL team has been doing a pretty good job lately of allowing you to stop things prior to updating so that you don't have to reboot. –  squillman Sep 16 '11 at 21:32
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Not usually, but the SQL Service will need to stop and restart.

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Oh wow, that's a surprisingly nice development. I was almost certain that I'd have to restart. I might have to pull the trigger on this then. Thanks! –  Jim Beam Sep 16 '11 at 18:07
    
There's a screen during the installer which will tell you if there are processes running which would cause a reboot. Just down those services then run the installer. –  mrdenny Sep 17 '11 at 16:23
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