KB3123299 - Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3SQL Server 2012 Analysis ServicesSQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence

This article describes cumulative update package 1 (Build number: 11.0.6518.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3). This update contains fixes that were released after the release of SQL Server 2012 SP3.


  • Cumulative updates are now available at the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Only the most recent cumulative update that was released for SQL Server SP3 is available at the Download Center.
  • All fixes that are described in this article will be included in all future SP3 cumulative updates.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

The following update is available from the Microsoft Download Center:

If the download page does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Note After future CUs are released for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3, this CU can be downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, we recommend that you install the latest CU that's available.

Fixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
62008643052404FIX: You cannot use the Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.2 to connect to a server that is running SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 SQL service
65514123135750FIX: SQL Server may crash when a request for execution of a remote stored procedure contains incomplete definition of arguments SQL service
63466873125526FIX: You receive error messages when you run a query that uses tempdb in SQL Server SQL service
63725903132545FIX: The STRelate and STAsBinary functions return unexpected results when trace flag 6533 is enabled in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 SQL service
62272983133055An update to enable the "-k" startup parameter to control the rate that work files can spill to tempdb is available for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 SQL service
62232813125525FIX: The CHANGETABLE function in a query returns incorrect results when Change Tracking is enabled for a SQL Server database SQL service
321185This update introduces a new global property that exposes the latest CU number that is currently installed on the SQL Server. After you install this update, you can get the CU number information by executing either of the following queries:
Additionally, this update also adds the CU number information to the first line of the SQL Server error log.
For more information, review Methods 2 through Method 4 under the section How to determine which version and edition of SQL Server Database Engine is running in How to determine the version and edition of SQL Server and its components.
SQL service
66099433100451FIX: "Invalid cursor position" error when you retrieve spatial data by using SQLSetPos in SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 SQL service

Notes for this update

Cumulative update

  • Each new Cumulative Update (CU) contains all the fixes that were included with the previous CU for the installed version/Service Pack of SQL Server.
  • Microsoft recommends ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available:

    • SQL Server CUs are certified to the same levels as Service Packs, and should be installed at the same level of confidence.
    • Historical data shows that a significant number of support cases involve an issue that has already been addressed in a released CU.
    • CUs may contain added value over and above hotfixes. This includes supportability, manageability, and reliability updates.

  • Just as for SQL Server service packs, we recommend that you test CUs before you deploy them to production environments.
  • 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, and mirroring), 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 2012 SP3.

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.