LOGO__SQLServer2012SP2First package for updates which have been released in March is for SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 2. In this Cumulative Updates No 5 {build no 11.0.5582.0} Microsoft resolved almost thirty bugs. Some fixed errors has been published in Cumulative Update No 6 for SQL Server 2014 {post here} like SOS_CACHESTORE or PowerPivot bugs. Here is the full list of fixed bugs.

 

VSTS BUG:  4034265 | KB: 2989043
FIX: Access denied when you view report history on a SharePoint site with the View Items permission
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4067264 | KB: 3016165
FIX: Arithmetic overflow error occurs when you add manually initialized subscriptions for publication in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  3746215 | KB: 3020350
FIX: ISServerExec crashes when you execute an SSIS package that contains another set of child SSIS packages in SSIS 2012
Integration Services

VSTS BUG:  4067256 | KB: 3023629
FIX: High CPU usage after you use DTExec utility to process SSAS 2012 data mining models
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG:  4067259 | KB: 3026082
FIX: SOS_CACHESTORE spinlock contention on system table rowset cache causes high CPU usage in SQL Server 2012 or 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4067262 | KB: 3026083
FIX: SOS_CACHESTORE spinlock contention on ad hoc SQL Server plan cache causes high CPU usage in SQL Server 2012 or 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4067274 | KB: 3028322
FIX: It takes longer time than usual to render a report in SSRS 2012 or SSRS 2014
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  3995494 | KB: 3029776
FIX: Memory consumption increases quickly and surpasses HardMemoryLimit when you run a query in Many-To-Many dimension
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG:  3980976 | KB: 3032476
FIX: Memory leak in USERSTORE_SCHEMAMGR and CPU spikes occur when you use temp table in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4058285 | KB: 3033041
FIX: Error occurs and the execution hangs when you run an SSIS package that connects to Flat File Source
Integration Services

VSTS BUG:  4077857 | KB: 3034492
FIX: “Call to Excel Services returned an error” error when you refresh the document in the PowerPivot Gallery
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG:  4124969 | KB: 3034679
FIX: AlwaysOn availability groups are reported as NOT SYNCHRONIZING
High Availability

VSTS BUG:  3987784 | KB: 3036201
FIX: The notification email link is broken when a special character is part of the URL in SQL Server 2012 MDS
Master Data Services (MDS)

VSTS BUG:  4019503 | KB: 3037624
FIX: Complex parallel query does not respond in SQL Server 2012
SQL performance

VSTS BUG:  4138602 | KB: 3038267
FIX: Error “[BC30494] line is too long” occurs when you upload an SSRS 2012 report to Reporting Service Report Manager
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4001004 | KB: 3038331
FIX: Query that contains subscription parameters is fired multiple times when you create a new subscription in SSRS 2012
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4111094 | KB: 3038332
FIX: Data Alerts tables are filled up and never be cleared old data when you use alerts for SSRS 2012 reports
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4136827 | KB: 3038943
FIX: Error 4360 when you restore the backup of secondary replica to another server in AlwaysOn Availability Groups
High Availability

VSTS BUG:  4142251 | KB: 3039035
FIX: “Parameter type cannot be deduced” when you execute sp_describe_undeclared_parameters in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4166567 | KB: 3040675
FIX: Data-driven subscription with email notification shows “0 errors” when email delivery fails in SSRS 2012
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4166534 | KB: 3040804
FIX: “Access Denied” error occurs when you run an XML validation task in SSIS 2012
Integration Services

VSTS BUG:  4166659 | KB: 3041056
FIX: A tablix data region is rendered as corrupted in SSRS in Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2012 SP2
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG:  4168490 | KB: 3041859
FIX: Performance issue occurs when you use sqlncli11.dll ODBC driver to access SQL Server in an application
SQL connectivity

VSTS BUG:  4203721 | KB: 3042007
FIX: Access violation may occur when you run a query against the sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats DMV joined on plan_handle
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4142191 | KB: 3042077
FIX: MDX query returns incorrect results when you run it with subselect after an UPDATE CUBE statement in SSAS 2012
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG:  4073547 | KB: 3042135
FIX: Access violation and “No exceptions should be raised by this code” error occur when you use SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4049132 | KB: 3044958
FIX: SQL Server 2012 shuts down unexpectedly when you run DBCC CHECKDB and the rollback recovery on the snapshot fails
SQL service

 

This update could be applied Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2, when used with:

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

     – Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse

     – SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

 

Microsoft has recommended to test all hotfixes before updating in production environment. More information about this release You can find with the article: Cumulative Update 5

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update. If you use any hybrid technology, such a Replication, AlwaysOn, Clustering:  If you do not want to use the rolling update process, follow these steps in order to apply a CU or SP: step1: Install the service pack on the passive node / step2: Install the service pack on the active node (This step requests servicerestart).

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for both platforms: 64-bit and 32-bit) . This release is prepared as multilingual package. And here is the full list af all packages:

    SQLServer2012_SP2_CU5_3037255_11_0_5582_x86

    SQLServer2012_SP2_CU5_3037255_11_0_5582_x64

Enjoy!