Cumulative Update 4 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 4 (build number: 11.0.6540.0) 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 2012 SP3 is available at the Download Center.
  • All fixes that are described in this article will be included in all future SQL Server 2012 SP3 cumulative updates.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

The following update is available from the Microsoft Download Center:

Note After future cumulative updates are released for SQL Server 2012 SP3, this CU can be located and downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, Microsoft recommends that you install the latest cumulative update available.

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.

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Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug number KB article number Description Fix area
7578789 3070382 FIX: SQL Server crashes when you run a remote query in a stored procedure by using an invalid user name SQL service
7597374 3166545 FIX: Truncation errors when use bcp to import data from large text files on a Chinese version of Windows system SQL connectivity
7540753 3137424 FIX: Storage device overhead when you back up data or log files to a network share in SQL Server 2014 or 2012 SQL service
7749746 3169630 Can't access FILESTREAM data or FileTable files on SQL Server 2012 when Windows deduplication is enabled SQL service
7505076 3177666 FIX: Cannot create or manage data alert for a report if the report name or folder name contains a comma in SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
7575114 3157016 FIX: RDL report that's generated programmatically fails to run in SSRS 2014 or SSRS 2012 Reporting Services
7190106 3150432 Performance of Analysis Services in Multidimensional mode can degrade over time because of fragmentation of the heap by large object allocations Analysis Services
7700351 3162396 FIX: Shared data sources and stored credentials are removed by the SharePoint daily cleanup jobs in SSRS Reporting Services
7678909 3152042 FIX: PageRequestManagerServerErrorException error when you use an invalid date parameter in SSRS Reporting Services
7694325 3155209 FIX: Can't delete a row from a filtered table part of a merge publication in SQL Server 2012, 2014, or 2016 SQL service
7678937 3154226 FIX: Memory leak on the AlwaysOn secondary replica when change tracking is enabled in SQL Server SQL service
7437635 3171896 Transaction log backup failure on the secondary replica prevents subsequent backups on Availability Replicas in SQL Server 2012 High Availability
7593570 3163991 Can't process a dimension that uses rigid attribute relationships in SQL Server Analysis Services Analysis Services
7678918 3152596 FIX: Unicode characters are displayed as square blocks after you paste them from an SSRS report Reporting Services
7729135 3170051 FIX: SQL Server 2012 failover cluster diagnostic log does not accurately reflect the failure_condition_level setting High Availability
7586458 3100361 FIX: DBCC CHECKDB doesn't report metadata inconsistency of invalid filegroups in its summary in SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012 SQL service
7600406 3164404 FIX: A valid derived column expression may fail in SSIS 2012, 2014 and 2016 Integration Services
7694332 3160874 FIX: Selection change on Excel grouping errors out when the data is from a SQL Server Analysis Services ROLAP partition Analysis Services
7504584 3165264 Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2012 SP3 SQL Service
6390249 3122088 Cannot start the sqlps Utility when the "Turn on Script Execution" Group Policy is set to "Allow all scripts" in SQL Server Management Tools

Notes for this update

Hybrid environments deployment

When you deploy the hotfixes to a hybrid environment (Such as AlwaysOn, replication, cluster, and mirroring), 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 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 don't have to make any changes to the registry.