Cumulative update 15 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Analysis ServicesSQL Server 2012 Business IntelligenceSQL Server 2012 Developer

Cumulative Update 15 (CU15) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) was also released as a SQL Server Security Bulletin on 11/8/2016, KB3194725. See MS16-136 for more information. Because of this, you may already have CU15 installed as part of that security bulletin release and installation of this CU is unnecessary. If you do try to install CU15 after MS16-136, you may receive the following message:
There are no SQL Server instances or shared features that can be updated on this computer.

Note This message indicates that CU15 is already installed and no further action is required.

Note The package name for CU15, "SQLServer2012-KB3194725-<x86/x64>.exe", contains the MS16-136 KB number (3194725), not the CU15 KB number, (3205416). This can be ignored as a single package services both release channels.

This article describes cumulative update package 15 (build number: 11.0.5676.0) for SQL Server 2012 SP2. This update contains fixes that were released after the release of SQL Server 2012 SP2.

  • Cumulative updates are now available at the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Only the most recent cumulative update that was released for SQL Server 2012 SP2 is available at the Download Center.
  • All fixes that are described in this article will be included in all future SQL Server 2012 SP2 cumulative updates.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

The following update is available from the Microsoft Download Center:

Note After future CUs are released for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2, this CU can be downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, we recommend that you install the latest CU that's available.

If the download page doesn't appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

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Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

Notes for this update

Cumulative update

  • We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment.
  • We recommend that you apply the most recent update release .

    • This cumulative package is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.
    • The most recent update release contains all the hotfixes and all the updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 update release.
  • We recommend that you upgrade your SQL Server 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 them:

Cumulative update package information


To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2012 SP2.

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.