SQL Service Packs (SP) and Cumulative Updates (CU) Install Server Core 2016

In order to manually install any Service Pack or Cumulative Update to SQL on Server Core all you need to do is download and run the exe with the following parameters:

/q /action=patch /allinstances /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms

Example:
C:TempSQLServer2016-KB3194717-x64.exe /q /action=patch /allinstances /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms
or
C:TempSQLServer2016SP1-KB3182545-x64-ENU.exe /q /action=patch /allinstances /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms

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