[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP3 Cumulative Update #1 is available!

Two update packs has been released by Microsoft for SQL Server stack. Second package is for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3. In this Cumulative Update No 1 {build no 11.0.5644.2} Microsoft fixed seven bugs – all for SQL Service – listed below.

This update (VSTS BUG: 5285700 | 321185) introduces a new global property that exposes the latest CU number that is currently installed on the SQL Server. After you install this update, you can obtain the CU number information by executing either of the following queries:

          SELECT @@VERSION

Additionally, this update also adds the CU number information to the first line of the SQL Server error log.

VSTS BUG: 6200864 | 3052404
FIX: You cannot use the Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.2 to connect to a server that is running SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6551412 | 3135750
FIX: SQL Server may crash when a request for execution of a remote stored procedure contains incomplete definition of arguments
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6346687 | 3125526
FIX: You receive error messages when you run a query that uses tempdb in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6372590 | 3132545
FIX: The STRelate and STAsBinary functions return unexpected results when trace flag 6533 is enabled in SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6227298 | 3133055
An update to enable the “-k” startup parameter to control the rate that work files can spill to tempdb is available for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6223281 | 3125525
FIX: The CHANGETABLE function in a query returns incorrect results when Change Tracking is enabled for a SQL Server database
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 6609943 | 3100451
FIX: “Invalid cursor position” error when you retrieve spatial data by using SQLSetPos in SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012
SQL service

This update could be applies to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP2

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 1

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.

List ofpackages:

  • SQL12SP3QFECU1\x64\SQLServer2012-KB3123299-x64.exe | 585.8 MB

  • SQL12SP3QFECU1\x86\SQLServer2012-KB3123299-x86.exe | 309.7 MB

Small change which is already implemented for downloading prosess – you will get The Latest Update (by default):