Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

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

We have discovered an issue in Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3) that affects SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) in SharePoint integrated mode. Therefore, we recommend that you do not install CU5 if SSRS is configured to use SharePoint mode. A fix for this problem is scheduled to be included in an upcoming servicing update. For more information about how to address this issue, see KB 3197984 .

This article describes Cumulative Update Package 5 (build number: 11.0.6544.0) 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 numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
80561373184099SQL Server 2012 crashes with an access violation when you use the TRY…CATCH construct for bulk copy SQL service
79906483156452FIX: "'Salt' attribute for OraPassword is missing" error in SSIS in SQL Server 2012 or 2014 Integration Services
78528553188670FIX: Error when you select a KPI in a Power View report that consumes a BISM connection in a PowerPivot Gallery Analysis Services
78757233187842FIX: Assertion failures occur when you query the database-state information in SQL Server 2012 High Availability
79906703178541PivotTable connects to incorrect data source in SQL Server 2012 or 2014 PowerPivot for SharePoint Analysis Services
79906573164404FIX: A valid derived column expression may fail in SSIS 2012, 2014 and 2016 Integration Services
79906663171516Update to add a security warning message when you schedule data refresh for PowerPivot workbooks Analysis Services
79451363188672CPU usage increases significantly when you execute queries that contain CHANGETABLE functions in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 SQL service
81111873162589FIX: High CPU usage on SQL queries after you install SQL Server SQL service
79979423189229FIX: "Element not found" error occurs when you browse to the FileTable database directory in SQL Server 2012 or 2016 SQL service
78649463181444FIX: Queries that run against secondary databases always get recompiled in SQL Server High Availability
71035973115741FIX: "The process cannot access the file" error when an XML task fails in SQL Server Integration Services
74256123178107SQL Server crashes because of an access violation error that occurs while it reads data from an event file target SQL service
79878073188454Improvement: Enhance VDI Protocol with VDC_Complete command in SQL Server 2012 SQL service
79922863168709SQL Server 2014 or 2012 doesn't start after you configure the tempdb database to use a very small log file SQL service
81100963005011Unexpected growth of tempdb data files when using SQL Server Service Broker SQL service
79375963180980Can't export a report as an Excel workbook when the "Interpret HTML Tags as Styles" option is selected Reporting Services
79906613162858"The log backup chain is broken" error when the log backup process fails in SQL Server High Availability
75064003153836Operating system error 32 when you restore a database in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 SQL service
N/A 3212393FIX: rsInvalidReportServerDatabase error after you upgrade a SQL Server 2012 instance SQL service

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.