Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2014

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise

This article describes cumulative update package 11 (build number 12.0.2560.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2014.

Note Because of a known issue (mismatch between qds.dll and sqlserver.exe), after you install this cumulative update (CU11 for SQL Server 2014), you can't upgrade your instance to SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 directly . If you need to update to Service Pack 1 from CU11 and still retain the fixes through CU11, use these steps:
  1. Uninstall CU11 by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
  2. Download and install SP1 from the download center at Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
  3. Download and install CU4 for SP1 from Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2014 SP1.

How to get this cumulative update package

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

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
62072823115774FIX: It takes a long time to install service packs or cumulative updates in SQL Server 2014 SQL service
62256023120675FIX: Assertion failure occurs when you run a query in SQL Server 2014 SQL performance
57151133081150FIX: Orientation setting is lost when you export a report to a Word document in SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014 Reporting Services
62797993103472FIX: SQL Server service performs more I/O operations on the mirror server than on the principal server High Availability
62797793101120FIX: SQL Server stops responding when you back up the certificate that is used to encrypt the database encryption key in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 SQL service
57150743082877FIX: No error is prompted when connection is ended in sqlcmd SQL service
62797852835348Update improves the Service Broker when you send messages to remote servers in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 SQL service
55874473112710FIX: Performance is slow when you open and read event files (.xel) by using XEvent Linq reader in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 SQL service
62797933051145FIX: SQL Server may shut down when you use Service Broker in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014 SQL service
61656953116718FIX: Access violation occurs when you use ODBC driver in SQL Server 2014 SQL connectivity
62137853119197FIX: Access violation occurs when you update compressed data in SQL Server 2014 SQL service
62867213120287FIX: Incorrect result occurs when you run parallel query that contains many-to-many merge join in SQL Server 2014 SQL performance
62797893103644SQLTables function and sp_tables stored procedure don't require SELECT permission any longer on user tables and views SQL security
62932123094865FIX: "The process could not initialize ''" error occurs when you use merge publication in SQL Server 2014 SQL service
61892693121647FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" occurs when you query a partitioned table with column store index in SQL Server 2014 SQL performance
62797953102243FIX: The version and version flag properties of subscription view can't be updated correctly in MDS 2012 or MDS 2014 Master Data Services (MDS)
62797653097970FIX: Sp_describe_undeclared_parameters returns incorrect result when the undeclared parameter targets a decimal column SQL service

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 2014 update release.
  • We recommend that you upgrade your SQL Server to the next SQL Server 2014 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 refer to the following articles before you deploy the hotfixes:

Cumulative update package information


To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2014.

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 don't have to make any changes to the registry.