Assume that you install the cumulative update packages for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. When you open the main page of a Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) web application, you may receive the following error message:
The client version is incompatible with the database version. Ask your administrator to upgrade the client components, the database components, or both. Run the Master Data Services Configuration Manager on the server for more information.
Note When you use MDS Configuration Manager to check the version information of MDS, the version of MDS differs from the version of SQL Server.
Service pack information for SQL Server 2012
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2755533 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.