Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

This article describes cumulative update package 7 (build number: 11.0.6579.0) 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 located and downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Catalog. However, Microsoft recommends that you install the latest cumulative update available.
The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Attunity Oracle CDC Designer/Service Feature Pack is a stand-alone package which provides additional value for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package

VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescriptionFix area
89658703206912FIX: Credential settings are lost when you schedule data refresh for PowerPivot workbooksAnalysis Services
90786273213703FIX: An Always On secondary replica goes into a disconnecting state
High Availability
87880603201865FIX: The Target Recovery Time of a database set to a nonzero value causes an assertion and a lease timeout in SQL Server 2014
SQL service
90919263025408FIX: Access violation occurs when you run and then cancel a query on distinct count partitions in SSAS
Analysis Services
88888183203693“A digitally signed driver is required” warning when you install SQL Server packages in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10
SQL service
87395993212193FIX: Cannot save the SSRS report after you change a parameter in Report Builder or the SQL Server Data Tool
Reporting Services
89185273206402FIX: Data difference between republisher and its subscriber after subscription initialization from the top-level publisher in SQL Server
SQL service
88251603207327FIX: On failover, the new secondary replica stops accepting transaction log records until the instance is restarted in SQL Server
High Availability
82890853192692FIX: Assert memory dump on a mirror server in SQL Server 2012
High Availability
87813473213240FIX: Changing the data type and then updating the table with more than 4,000 records causes database corruption
SQL service
87810463045321MS15-058: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 GDR: July 14, 2015
Reporting Services
88507643183686FIX: MDX LastChild function returns incorrect result after ProcessUpdate a dimension in SSAS
Analysis 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:

Language support
Components updated
Support for this update
How to uninstall this update

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.
Cumulative update package file information

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