If you plan to deploy this cumulative update on an AlwaysOn configuration, you must read the following Knowledge Base article before you do this:

AlwaysOn availability groups reported as NOT SYNCHRONIZING after you apply SQL Server 2014 CU5, SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU4, or SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU3

Summary

This article describes cumulative update package 3 (Build number: 11.0.5556.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2012 SP2.

How to obtain this cumulative update package

Click "Hotfix Download Available" at the top of this Microsoft Knowledge Base article. If the "Hotfix Request" page doesn't appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug number

KB article number

Description

Fix area

3524184

3009974

FIX: Slow AG synchronization when disks have different sector sizes for primary and secondary replica log files in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3260585

2973961

FIX: Non-convergence or merge agent failure occurs when you use a custom stored procedure resolver in SQL Server

SQL service

3260587

2975743

FIX: Incorrect result and exception occur when you use MDX query to do session cube grouping in SSAS

Analysis Services

2785223

2981424

FIX: Exception when you select more than one hierarchy from parent/child dimension with naming template in SSAS 2012

Analysis Services

3336132

2982019

FIX: Error when you restart the Merge Agent after you upgrade the Publisher to SQL Server 2012 SP2

SQL service

3260583

2982544

FIX: Slow to access "Explorer" or "System Administration" on MDM home page

Data Quality Services (DQS)

3260593

2986722

FIX: Error 7105 when you execute UPDATE on sparse column set while ONLINE INDEX REBUILD is running on the same table in SQL Server

SQL performance

3260595

2987935

FIX: Long wait on CLR_CRST when you execute spatial query that is under heavy load in SQL Server

SQL service

3260589

2988667

FIX: Query results keep unchanged when filter is applied in a parent-child dimension with unary operators in SSAS 2012

Analysis Services

3260581

2989043

FIX: Access denied when you view report history on a SharePoint site with the View Items permission

Reporting Services

2921742

2989478

FIX: Poor performance for cdc.fn_cdc_get_net_changes_

SQL performance

3260577

2989512

FIX: MDX query returns no result when the cache is not cleared after you run a previous query in OLAP or tabular model

Analysis Services

3260599

2990152

FIX: Unexpected Simplified Chinese characters appear in TextData field of Distributed Replay trace in SQL Server

Management Tools

3260575

2994993

FIX: Text in a hyperlink in its own paragraph is not indexed in full-text in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3008500

2995211

FIX: Incorrect error when you set rotation of chart series label greater than 90 or less than -90 in an SSRS 2012 report

Reporting Services

3075681

2995622

FIX: "Specified cast is not valid" error when you load an XML document that has time zone information in SSIS 2012

Integration Services

3122214

2996729

FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" condition occurs when you run a complex query in SQL Server 2012

SQL performance

3134680

2997392

FIX: INSERT performance decreases in merge replication that uses precomputed partitions in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3140832

3000562

FIX: ImageConsolidation device information setting does not work when it is specified in the RSReportServer.config file

Reporting Services

3203999

3000835

FIX: "An internal error occurred on the report server" error when you export a report to a .pdf file in SSRS 2012

Reporting Services

3187734

3001713

FIX: The .csv file contains field separators when you export a report that has a tablix that has no data in SSRS 2012

Reporting Services

3256393

3002071

FIX: "System objects could not be updated…" error when you use AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature in SQL Server 2012

High Availability

3277704

3002883

FIX: Error in OpenFileStream API when you open FILESTREAM data that is hosted on dynamic disks in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3252239

3003102

FIX: The date value in the Last Run column is blank in Report Manager Details View in SSRS 2012

Reporting Services

3306817

3004355

FIX: SQL Server crashes when you retrieve an SQL statement hash for logging XEvent in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3331484

3006648

FIX: Data corruption occurs in target table when you use a SQL Server destination in a data flow component in SSIS 2012

SQL service

3401421

3008135

FIX: Abbreviations for million, billion, and others are translated incorrectly in Swedish or Italian Power View report

SQL service

3406283

3008416

FIX: Duplicate records in the report rendering when you use Lookup function in the expression of a matrix in SSRS 2012

Reporting Services

3443909

3009576

FIX: Cannot restore database by using the full backup and differential backup files that contain defunct files

SQL service

3449716

3009883

FIX: Error when you execute statistics update on a table that has sql_variant data type in SQL Server 2012

SQL performance

3389698

3010773

FIX: Power View report plots values incorrectly for line chart in SSRS 2012 in SharePoint integrated mode

SQL service

3266265

3011807

FIX: Large chain of blocking occurs when you use merge replication in SQL Server 2012

SQL service

3343220

3012182

FIX: Log_Send_Rate column in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states cannot reflect the rate accurately in SQL Server 2012

High Availability

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