Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

This article describes cumulative update package 8 (build number: 11.0.6594.0) 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 update

Cumulative updates (CU) are now available at the Microsoft Download Center.

Only the most recent CU that was released for SQL Server 2012 SP3 is available at the Download Center.

  • Each new CU contains all the fixes that were included with the previous CU for the installed version/Service Pack of SQL Server.
  • Microsoft recommends ongoing, proactive installation of CUs as they become available:

    • SQL Server CUs are certified to the same levels as Service Packs, and should be installed at the same level of confidence.
    • Historical data shows that a significant number of support cases involve an issue that has already been addressed in a released CU.
    • CUs may contain added value over and above hotfixes. This includes supportability, manageability, and reliability updates.
  • Just as for SQL Server service packs, we recommend that you test CUs before you deploy them to production environments.
  • We recommend that you upgrade your SQL Server installation to the latest SQL Server 2012 service pack.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

The following update is available from the Microsoft Download Center:

If the download page does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

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

Known Issue

After installing this CU, Change Data Capture (CDC) functionality might break if :

  • The databases enabled for CDC are part of Always On availability group (or)
  • SQL Server replication components are not installed on the server

For more information, see:

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix areaStatus
92952934013111FIX: DMV sys.dm_hadr_availability_group_states displays "NOT_HEALTHY" in synchronization_health_desc column on secondary replicas in SQL Server 2012High Availability
93743574013247FIX: SSRS 2012 subscriptions fail to run for a report that connects to a SharePoint External listReporting Services
93682073157016FIX: RDL report that's generated programmatically fails to run in SSRSReporting Services
94781244014706FIX: Failed assertion and many access violation dump files after the sp_replcmds stored procedure is canceled in SQL Server 2012SQL service
93792324013236FIX: Bad query plan created on secondary replicas after statistics updated via FULLSCAN option on primary replica in SQL Server 2012High Availability
92952754014732FIX: A memory leak in SQLWEP causes the host process Wmiprvse.exe to crash in SQL Server 2012SQL service
94795044014738FIX: Error occurs when you drop a subscription by using a non-sysadmin account in SQL Server 2012SQL service
93681344014756FIX: SQL Server Profiler fails to obfuscate sp_setapprole when it's executed from a remote procedure call in SQL Server 2012SQL service
94030424011987"DataRefresh_Warning_DataSources" error when you change or create a schedule for a PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint Server 2013Analysis Services
94916014013208FIX: "Partition cannot contain column segments of different data versions" error when you process data on a partition in SSAS 2012 in Tabular modelAnalysis Services
94313723210089GDR update package for SQL Server 2016 SP1Reporting Services
87082063208276Update improves handling of documents too large for Full-Text Search indexing in SQL ServerSQL service
92702323030352FIX: The change table is ordered incorrectly for updated rows after you enable change data capture for a Microsoft SQL Server databaseSQL service
94370654014798Update reduces the execution frequency of the sp_MSsubscription_cleanup stored procedure in SQL Server 2012SQL service
93682073157016FIX: RDL report that's generated programmatically fails to run in SSRSReporting Services
93682043211304FIX: Error 5262 when you execute DBCC CHECKDB on the primary replica in SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016High Availability
3209261FIX: Can't grant permissions to another user to log in to an availability group after the owner is removed in SQL Server

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 refer to the following articles before you deploy the hotfixes:

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 do not have to make any changes to the registry.