[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #16 is available!

On May 18th Microsoft released two packages of updates. First is the Cumulative Update No 16 {build no 11.0.3492.0) for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 RTM and Microsoft fixed last four errors. The short list of fixed bugs are available below. But most important messge from this release are:

This is the final Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1. 

SQL Server 2012 SP1 exits mainstream support on July 14, 2015.

VSTS BUG:  4474328 | KB: 3054530
FIX: Corruption occurs on the page of secondary replica when you change the secondary replica to unreadable
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4217349 | KB: 3042629
FIX: Error 33415 occurs when you restart the SQL Server service or alter database in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  1335674 | KB: 2867316
FIX: You cannot restore a SQL Server 2012 or 2014 database in the Microsoft Azure binary large object storage service
SQL service

VSTS BUG:  4225562 | KB: 2970136
FIX: Cannot remove backup file after you restore the database from Windows Azure in SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012
SQL service

This update could be applied Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, 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 Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
  • 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 16

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: