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This article contains important information to read before you install Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2). It describes how to get the service pack, the list of fixes that are included in the service pack, how to select the correct download based on your currently installed version, and a list of copyright attributions for the product.

Note This article serves as a single source of information to locate all documentation that's related to this service pack. It includes all the information that you previously found in the release notes and Readme.txt files.

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How to get SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQL Server 2014 SP2 is available for download at the SQL Server 2014 SP2 download page. You can download SQL Server 2014 SP2 Feature Pack here.



Note After you install the service pack, the SQL Server service version should be reflected as 12.0.5000.0.

List of fixes included in SQL Server 2014 SP2

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 service packs are cumulative updates. SQL Server 2014 SP2 upgrades all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2014 SP2. In addition to the fixes that are listed in this article, SQL Server 2014 SP2 includes hotfixes that were included in SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU1 to SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU7.

For more information about the cumulative updates that are available in SQL Server 2014, see SQL Server 2014 build versions.

Notes

  • Additional fixes that aren't documented here may also be included in the service pack.

  • This list will be updated when more articles are released.

For more information about the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2014 SP2, go to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

VSTS bug number

KB article number

Description

5694597

3173766

FIX: DBCC CHECKDB or CHECKTABLE returns false positives for data corruption and assertion failures in SQL Server 2014

6935655

3177838

DBCC CLONEDATABASE (Transact-SQL) is introduced in SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

7810838

3173767

Improves the performance for databases that have large number of partitions in SQL Server 2014 SP2

7579503

3173157

Adds a stored procedure for the manual cleanup of the change tracking side table in SQL Server 2014 SP2

3913004

3172998

FIX: A severe error occurs when you use the sys.dm_db_uncontained_entities DMV in SQL Server 2014

6988068

3173156

Update adds AlwaysOn extended events and performance counters in SQL Server 2014

2197153

3172997

Update to add memory grant warning to the Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 SP2

4297600

3170123

Supports DROP TABLE DDL for articles that are included in transactional replication in SQL Server 2014

6723609

3170116

FIX: Memory grant that's required to run optimized nested loop join isn't reflected in Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014

6170324

3170115

Information about enabled trace flags is added to the showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 SP2

5990425

3170114

Update to add DMF sys.dm_db_incremental_stats_properties in SQL Server 2014

6685025, 3512277

3170113

Update to expose per-operator query execution statistics in showplan XML and Extended Event in SQL Server 2014 SP2

6170317

3170112

Update to expose maximum memory enabled for a single query in Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014

6852946

3170044

FIX: Illegal name character error when you parse module_end event output in SQL Server 2014

6927342

3170043

Poor performance when query contains anti-join on a complex predicate in SQL Server 2014 SP1

6727876

3170042

DMV sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats returns incorrect range_scan_count value in SQL Server 2014

6936784

3170022

Update lets SQL Server 2014 use all the user-mode virtual address space for a process

6945027

3170020

Informational messages added for tempdb configuration in the SQL Server error log in SQL Server 2014 SP2

6944985

3170019

Update to add info about SQL Server startup account to security policy in SQL Server 2014 error log

7638613

3170015

DMV sys.dm_os_memory_nodes returns a non-zero value for the pages_kb value for the DAC node in SQL Server 2014

6651348

3156304

Improvement for SQL Server AlwaysOn Lease Timeout supportability in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

7003572

3154421

FIX: Filestream directory is not visible after an AlwaysOn replica is restarted in SQL Server 2012 or 2014

6715815

3136780

UTF-8 encoding support for the BCP utility and BULK INSERT Transact-SQL command in SQL Server 2014 SP2

6589061, 6589062, 6589063,
6589064

3112363

Improvements for SQL Server AlwaysOn Lease Timeout supportability in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6588983

3112362

FIX: You don’t receive any information about the replica when it is not visible in the availability group in SQL Server

6588982

3112361

FIX: The alwayson_ddl_executed extended event doesn't include the error number in SQL Server 2012 or 2014

6588981

3107401

New query memory grant options are available (min_grant_percent and max_grant_percent) in SQL Server 2012

6589060

3107400

Improved tempdb spill diagnostics in Showplan XML schema in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6588999

3107399

Spatial performance improvements in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6588995

3107398

Improved memory grant diagnostics when you use DMV in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6589011

3107397

Improved diagnostics for query execution plans that involve residual predicate pushdown in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6589007

3107172

Improve tempdb spill diagnostics by using Extended Events in SQL Server 2012 and 2014

6589587

3065060

FIX: "Unable to create restore plan due to break in the LSN chain" error when you restore differential backup in SSMS

1046313

2925865

Error when you execute SSIS package on FIPS-enabled Windows

Additional resolutions

Resolutions to the following issues are also included in SQL Server 2014 SP2.

VSTS bug number

Description

6650726

Unable to rename column in table even though CDC is no longer enabled.

6810365

Print the table name and PK value of the row for 20598 error in msdistribution_history

6810368

Print the Cmd that caused querytimeout errors without the need for verbose logging

6821167

Provide easy way to print "change_tracking_hardened_cleanup_version" and "safe_cleanup_version" for procedure "sys.sp_flush_commit_table_on_demand"

6925734

Rebuild Index on 2012/2014 removes corresponding usage stats in sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats (regression from 2008 R2)

6943695

Log reader Asserts and dumps when destination table is an empty string

3988550

Presence of batch sort / optimized nested loop operators result in extreme memory grants - causes server stability & performance issues

3781287

Query_hash defined as UNIT64, doesn't match XEvent query_hash and query_hash from sys.dm_exec_query_stats defined as varbinary

7168415

The user does not have ALTER TRACE permission could not run DELETE command on table with filters in merge replication

7343398

Error executing business rule when the field name is too long

6167933

Provide a method to find out the TLS/SSL protocol used by the client connection

6588970

Dutch FTS using forms OfInflectional not working as expected

6588974

Load logic for msxmlsql.dll leads to spurious "Failed to verify Authenticode signature" message

2128386

SqlCmd quits without error with combination of embedded comments and curly braces ( 2 votes )

2288369

Creating non-clustered index causes DBCC CheckDB With Extended_Logical_Checks to raise corruption error

5052858

YYYY/MM/DD format for DATE not handled in BCP (unlike legacy Datetime)

5783955

NULL values are ignored after altering a column from text to varchar(max)

6589326

EKM DEK failing to initialize for keys with thumbprint less than maximum size

6616118

Access violation when updating incremental statistics after removing partitions CPartitionFn::CPartitionFn

6589000

set statistics io on' does not show sort's worktable statistics

Select the correct file to download and install

The SQL Server 2014 SP2 download page contains the system requirements for installing SQL Server 2014 SP2 and basic installation instructions. For additional documentation about how to upgrade installed 2014 SP2 components with a SQL Server 2014 servicing update, see Install SQL Server 2014 Servicing Updates.

Use the following table to identify the location and name of the file to download based on your currently installed version. The download pages provide system requirements and basic installation instructions.

Version you currently have installed

Action you want to take

File to download and install

A 32-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2014

Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x86-ENU.exe from here

A 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 RTM or SP1 Express

Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 Express SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x86-ENU.exe from here

A 32-bit version of only the client and manageability tools for SQL Server 2014 (including SQL Server 2014 Management Studio)

Upgrade the client and manageability tools to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe from here

A 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 Management Studio Express

Upgrade to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2 Management Studio Express

SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe from here

A 32-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2014 and a 32-bit version of the client and manageability tools (including SQL Server 2014 RTM Management Studio)

Upgrade all products to the 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x86-ENU.exe from here

A 32-bit version of one or more tools from the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 RTM Feature Pack or the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1 Feature Pack

Upgrade the tools to the 32-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 Feature Pack

One or more files from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 Feature Pack

No 32-bit installation of SQL Server 2014 Management Studio

Install 32-bit SQL Server 2014 Management Studio including SP2

SQLManagementStudio_x86_ENU.exe from here

No 32-bit version of SQL Server 2014 Express

Install 32-bit SQL Server 2014 Express including SP2

SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2014

Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x64-ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 RTM or SP1 Express

Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x64-ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of only the client and manageability tools for SQL Server 2014 (including SQL Server 2014 Management Studio)

Upgrade the client and manageability tools to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 Management Studio Express

Upgrade to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2 Management Studio Express

SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of any edition of SQL Server 2014 and a 64-bit version of the client and manageability tools (including SQL Server 2014 RTM Management Studio)

Upgrade all products to the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 SP2

SQLServer2014SP2-KB3171021-x64-ENU.exe from here

A 64-bit version of one or more tools from the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 RTM Feature Pack or the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1 Feature Pack

Upgrade the tools to the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 Feature Pack

One or more files from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 Feature Pack

No 64-bit installation of SQL Server 2014 Management Studio

Install 64-bit SQL Server 2014 Management Studio including SP2

SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe from here

No 64-bit version of SQL Server 2014 Express

Install 64-bit SQL Server 2014 Express including SP2

SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe from here



For more information about how to upgrade your SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2014 SP2, see Supported Version and Edition Upgrades.

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References

For more information about how to determine the current SQL Server version and edition, select the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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How to identify your SQL Server version and edition
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