Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

This article describes cumulative update package 7 (build number: 12.0.5556.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This update contains fixes that were released after the release of SQL Server 2014 SP2.

Cumulative update

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

Only the most recent CU that was released for SQL Server 2014 SP2 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 2014 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.

Additional hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug number KB article number Description Fix area
10682249 4024184 FIX: Access violation with query to retrieve data from a clustered columnstore index in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 SQL Service
10019696 4038882

FIX: SQL Server Managed Backup does not delete old backups that are beyond the retention period in SQL Server 2014

SQL Service
10672153 4039735 FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" condition occurs for query with many expressions in SQL Server 2014 SQL performance
10080079 4022483 FIX: Error when you export a DQS knowledge base that contains domains in the DQS client in SQL Server 2014 Data Quality Services (DQS)
10408361 4033789 FIX: A memory leak may occur when you perform Process Update operations in SSAS 2014 Analysis Services
10357913 4039509 FIX: SSAS crashes when you process an SSAS database or cube in SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services
10039173 4039511 FIX: Managed Backup fails intermittently because of SQLVDI error in SQL Server 2014 SQL Service
10656199 4039510 FIX: Access violation occurs when you use sp_xml_preparedocument to open XML documents in SQL Server 2014 XML
10391481 4040401 FIX: Access violation for spatial datatypes query via linked server in SQL Server 2014 SQL Service
10048348 4040376 FIX: Managed Backup to Microsoft Azure stops after large database backup in SQL Server 2014 SQL Service
9367883 3208545 FIX: SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services may crash in a specific situation SQL Service
10988045 4053693 FIX: CDC components in SSIS do not function in SQL Server after a cumulative update is applied Integration Services
10988060 4038932 FIX: Change Data Capture functionality does not work in SQL Server Change Data Capture


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 2014 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.