FIX: Unexpected exception when you add more maintenance plan tasks for an instance of SQL Server 2012 in SSMS 2016

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Management Studio (SSMS 2016) to connect to an instance of SQL Server 2012, and you open a maintenance plan that contains a maintenance plan task. In this situation, when you drag a new maintenance plan task from the Toolbox to the plan design surface, an exception may occur.

Resolution


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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