Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 Express

If you plan to deploy this cumulative update on an AlwaysOn configuration, you must read the following Knowledge Base article before you do this:


This article describes cumulative update package 3 (Build number: 11.0.5556.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2012 SP2.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

Click "Hotfix Download Available" at the top of this Microsoft Knowledge Base article. If the "Hotfix Request" page doesn't appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
35241843009974FIX: Slow AG synchronization when disks have different sector sizes for primary and secondary replica log files in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
32605852973961FIX: Non-convergence or merge agent failure occurs when you use a custom stored procedure resolver in SQL Server SQL service
32605872975743FIX: Incorrect result and exception occur when you use MDX query to do session cube grouping in SSAS Analysis Services
27852232981424FIX: Exception when you select more than one hierarchy from parent/child dimension with naming template in SSAS 2012 Analysis Services
3336132 2982019FIX: Error when you restart the Merge Agent after you upgrade the Publisher to SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQL service
32605832982544FIX: Slow to access "Explorer" or "System Administration" on MDM home page Data Quality Services (DQS)
32605932986722FIX: Error 7105 when you execute UPDATE on sparse column set while ONLINE INDEX REBUILD is running on the same table in SQL Server SQL performance
32605952987935FIX: Long wait on CLR_CRST when you execute spatial query that is under heavy load in SQL Server SQL service
32605892988667FIX: Query results keep unchanged when filter is applied in a parent-child dimension with unary operators in SSAS 2012 Analysis Services
32605812989043FIX: Access denied when you view report history on a SharePoint site with the View Items permission Reporting Services
29217422989478FIX: Poor performance for cdc.fn_cdc_get_net_changes_ in SQL Server 2012 SP2 SQL performance
32605772989512FIX: MDX query returns no result when the cache is not cleared after you run a previous query in OLAP or tabular model Analysis Services
32605992990152FIX: Unexpected Simplified Chinese characters appear in TextData field of Distributed Replay trace in SQL Server Management Tools
32605752994993FIX: Text in a hyperlink in its own paragraph is not indexed in full-text in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
30085002995211FIX: Incorrect error when you set rotation of chart series label greater than 90 or less than -90 in an SSRS 2012 report Reporting Services
30756812995622FIX: "Specified cast is not valid" error when you load an XML document that has time zone information in SSIS 2012 Integration Services
31222142996729FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" condition occurs when you run a complex query in SQL Server 2012 SQL performance
31346802997392FIX: INSERT performance decreases in merge replication that uses precomputed partitions in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
31408323000562FIX: ImageConsolidation device information setting does not work when it is specified in the RSReportServer.config file Reporting Services
32039993000835FIX: "An internal error occurred on the report server" error when you export a report to a .pdf file in SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
31877343001713FIX: The .csv file contains field separators when you export a report that has a tablix that has no data in SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
32563933002071FIX: "System objects could not be updated…" error when you use AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature in SQL Server 2012 High Availability
32777043002883FIX: Error in OpenFileStream API when you open FILESTREAM data that is hosted on dynamic disks in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
32522393003102FIX: The date value in the Last Run column is blank in Report Manager Details View in SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
33068173004355FIX: SQL Server crashes when you retrieve an SQL statement hash for logging XEvent in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
33314843006648FIX: Data corruption occurs in target table when you use a SQL Server destination in a data flow component in SSIS 2012 SQL service
34014213008135FIX: Abbreviations for million, billion, and others are translated incorrectly in Swedish or Italian Power View report SQL service
34062833008416FIX: Duplicate records in the report rendering when you use Lookup function in the expression of a matrix in SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
34439093009576FIX: Cannot restore database by using the full backup and differential backup files that contain defunct files SQL service
34497163009883FIX: Error when you execute statistics update on a table that has sql_variant data type in SQL Server 2012 SQL performance
33896983010773FIX: Power View report plots values incorrectly for line chart in SSRS 2012 in SharePoint integrated mode SQL service
32662653011807FIX: Large chain of blocking occurs when you use merge replication in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
33432203012182FIX: Log_Send_Rate column in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states cannot reflect the rate accurately in SQL Server 2012 High Availability

Notes for this update

Cumulative update

  • We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment.
  • We recommend that you apply the most recent update release .
    • This cumulative package is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.
    • The most recent update release contains all the hotfixes and all the updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 update release.
  • We recommend that you upgrade your SQL Server installation to the latest SQL Server 2012 service pack .

Hybrid environments deployment

When you deploy the hotfixes to a hybrid environment (Such as AlwaysOn, replication, cluster, mirroring, and cluster), we recommend that you go and refer to the following articles before you deploy them:

Cumulative update package information


To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2012 SP2.

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.