Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2012

INTRODUCTION

This article describes cumulative update package 6 for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2012.


Note The build number of the cumulative update package is 11.0.2401.0.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new update release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 update release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent update release.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released

Important notes about this cumulative update package

  • SQL Server 2012 hotfixes are now multilingual. Therefore, this cumulative update package is not specific to one language. It applies to all supported languages.
  • One cumulative update package includes all the component packages. However, the cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.

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How to obtain this cumulative update package

A supported cumulative update package is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. This cumulative update package may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2012 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.

If the cumulative update is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific cumulative update package. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the cumulative update is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a cumulative update package is not available for that language.

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes will be released as they become available.


For more information about the SQL Server issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescription
11557382734191 FIX: Reports are not printed in the defined page size when you use the RSClientPrint control to print reports in SSRS 2008 R2 or in SSRS 2012
11585652755192 FIX: SSMS freezes when you perform management operations that relate to roles to an SSRS 2008 R2 or SSRS 2012 database
11585672765785 FIX: Access violation when you execute an SSIS 2008 R2 or SSIS 2012 package that contains a Sort transformation on a computer that has multiple CPUs
11585692770258 FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you run a query against a partitioned table in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012
11695232770635 FIX: Incorrect result when you run an MDX query against an SSAS 2008 R2 or SSAS 2012 database that has multiple data sources
10870852772525 Improved Metadata Discovery process performance in SQL Server Native Client for SQL Server 2012
11585712776344 FIX: Deadlocks occur when you execute a stored procedure to alter a temporary table if lock partitioning is enabled in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012
11585732778479 FIX: 17066 and 3624 errors when you run the sp_refreshview stored procedure in a large batch that performs binary large object-related operations in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012
11585772780146 FIX: "Incorrect syntax near 'IDENTITY_VALUE'" error when you try to decrypt data that is migrated from another database in SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2008
11585792781008 FIX: "User cannot be found" error message in SSRS 2008 R2 or in SSRS 2012 after the logon name is changed in Active Directory
11557512781486 FIX: Error messages when you perform a product update to a UCP-managed instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012
11306242783983 FIX: Scroll bar moves too fast when you move components in the control flow or data flow designer window in SSDT 2012
11585872785079 FIX: A "non-yielding" error occurs on a server for Service Broker Message Forwarding in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012
11557572786212 FIX: Access violation occurs when you run a spatial query over a linked server in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012
11585912788362 FIX: Error 28921 and error 18054 when you start an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 that is upgraded from SQL Server 7.0
11729492791745 FIX: Access violation when you run a query that contains many constant values in an IN clause in SQL Server 2008
9888812800842 FIX: Performance improvement for the MDX query designer in SQL Server 2012 PowerPivot for Excel
11766442807974 FIX: Error 3456 after you add new file groups to the principal database in a SQL Server 2012 asynchronous database mirroring environment
11666232811020 FIX: Memory is not released when you use the Microsoft.SqlServer.XEvent.Linq assembly to read events in SQL Server 2012 Extended Events files
11556002811607 FIX: MDX query returns no results when a row-level security user runs an MDX query in SQL Server 2012
1155748972936 FIX: "SqlDumpExceptionHandler: Process <spid> generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION." error when you run a query in SQL Server 2012, in SQL Server 2008, in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2005
898456980142 FIX: "Provider Load Failure" error message or the Wmiprvse.exe process stops responding when you use a SQL Server WMI provider to obtain information about SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2 services

Cumulative update package information

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2012.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2755533 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

How to uninstall this cumulative update package

To uninstall this cumulative update package, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs item.

    Note If you are running Windows 7, open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
  2. Locate the entry that was installed by this cumulative update package.
  3. Right-click the entry, and then click Uninstall.

References

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2728897 - Last Review: Feb 18, 2013 - Revision: 1

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