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This article describes cumulative update package 4 for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2012.

Note The build number of this cumulative update package is 11.0.2383.0.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2012 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2692828 The SQL Server 2012 builds that were released after SQL Server 2012 was released

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • SQL Server 2012 hotfixes are now multilingual. Therefore, there is only one cumulative hotfix package for all languages.

  • One cumulative hotfix package includes all the component packages. The cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.

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How to obtain Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2012

A supported cumulative update package is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. This cumulative update package may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2012 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.

If the cumulative update is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific cumulative update package. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, go to the following Microsoft website:

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes will be released as they become available.

For more information about the SQL Server bugs in the following list, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

VSTS bug number

KB article number




FIX: "[Teradata Database] [3737]" error when you click "Count" in the Aggregation Design Wizard in SSAS 2008, in SSAS 2012 or in SSAS 2008 R2



FIX: Access violation in the sqlservr!ReplicaToPrimaryPageCopier::ReadIoCompletionRoutine function in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2008 R2



FIX: The first execution of the xp_cmdshell stored procedure is not completed until the last execution is complete in SQL Server 2012



FIX: SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 takes a long time to generate scripts for a partitioned table that uses the data compression feature



FIX: Access violation in SQL Server internal deadlock monitor when you run multiple applications together with Multiple Active Result Sets enabled in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "Tuning process exited unexpectedly" error message when you run Database Engine Tuning Advisor under the db_owner role in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "A system assertion check has failed" error when you re-create a nonclustered index on a column in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "An unexpected error occurred" when you query some calculation data of an SSAS tabular model by using SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot for Excel 2010 or SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010



The merge agent may fail during merge replication synchronization in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "Ad hoc updates to system catalogs are not allowed" error message when you use SSMS for SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 to change linked Server properties



FIX: KeepTogether property does not work when you generate a report that contains a tablix in SSRS 2008 R2 or in SSRS 2012



FIX: Internal error when you execute queries against a non-rectangular mining model by using DMX or MDX in SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services



FIX: Worker threads do not wake up immediately when multiple I/O-intensive tasks are running at the same in SQL Server 2012



FIX: Database is offline and in "In Recovery" state when you rebuild an index in SQL Server 2012 if the transaction log is full



FIX: "Cannot get the supported data types from the database connection" error message when you use the Import and Export Data Wizard to connect to a Sybase database in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "Arithmetic overflow error" message when you execute the sys.sp_tables_info_90_rowset_64 system stored procedure on a linked server in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "Index and length must refer to a location within the string" error message when you extract a large volume of data from SAP BW in an SSIS 2012 package



FIX: Access violation occurs when you run a full-text query in SQL Server 2012



FIX: Changes are not synchronized to subscribers after you change an article filter in a transactional publication in SQL Server 2008, in SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2008 R2



FIX: "Community Technology Preview (August CTP)" is displayed in the installation or uninstallation wizard of a SQL Server 2012 update



FIX: An "Operation Failed with Error 0x8007000B" error message when you perform an unattached installation to add 32-bitSQL Server 2012Reporting Services



An update that fixes a correctness issue for the SUMMARIZE function and enhances the caching feature in SQL Server 2012



FIX: "Process <block list> appears to be non-yielding on Scheduler <ID>" error message when you run a query in SQL Server 2012



FIX: SQL Server 2012 failures are displayed in the Task Status Notifications dialog box in System Center Operations Manager 2012



FIX: Tablediff utility reports incorrect results when a table contains a primary key on a uniqueidentifier column in SQL Server 2012

Cumulative update package information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

How to uninstall this cumulative update package

To uninstall this cumulative update package, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs

    Note If you are running Windows 7, open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

  2. Locate the entry that was installed by this cumulative update package.

  3. Right-click the entry, and then click Uninstall.


For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems

For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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