Cumulative Update 9 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3

This article describes cumulative update package 9 (build number: 11.0.6598.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack (SP) 3. 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 2016, this CU can be located and downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, Microsoft recommends that you install the latest cumulative update available.

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
96273594016945FIX: "The custom resolver for this article requires OLEAUT32.DLL with a minimum version of 2.40.4276" error with merge publication in SQL ServerSQL service
98751454019048FIX: SSAS crashes when you retrieve KPIs as hidden members by using schema rowsets in SQL ServerAnalysis Services
92833274017080FIX: SSAS crashes when you retrieve KPIs as hidden members by using schema rowsets in SQL ServerHigh Availability
98453094017827FIX: Reporting Services "SortExpression" results in rsComparisonError when there is a NULL value in a column set as "DataTimeOffset" data typeReporting Services
93681613209261FIX: Can't grant permissions to another user to log in to an availability group after the owner is removed in SQL Server 2012 or 2014High Availability
97301944019125FIX: System Center Configuration Manager replication process by using BCP APIs fails when there is a large value in an XML columnXML
96905804015561FIX: Access violation when a stored procedure is dropped before you execute END TRY section in SQL Server 2012 or 2016SQL service
96484204017445FIX: A REDO thread is not available in the secondary replica after an availability database is dropped in SQL Server 2012High Availability
98546874018227FIX: A stored procedure may fail after an automatic failover occurs on a mirrored database in SQL Server 2012High Availability
97418754019983FIX: "Index was out of range" error when exporting to PDF in a SQL Server Reporting Services reportReporting Services

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.