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


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.


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:
Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server


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


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Article ID: 3171884 - Last Review: Jul 25, 2016 - Revision: 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard