[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 6 is available

LOGO__SQLServer2012Another update for SQL Server 2012 is available. This Cumulative Update No 6 for SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 (Build number: 11.0.3381.0) resolving over twenty five requested bugs, appeared after Service Pack 1. The list are below:

VSTS BUG: 1222472 | 2827857
FIX: DTA does not work on SQL Server 2012 instance that uses a supplementary character collation

VSTS BUG: 1293680 | 2847735
FIX: "A PivotTable, cube function or slicer using connection <conn> had failed to refresh" error when you update data in an Excel workbook that is sourced from a perspective in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1396889 | 2859713
FIX: "The decryption key is incorrect" error when you open a symmetric key that is encrypted by an asymmetric key in SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1347148 | 2860446
FIX: An unexpected error occurs in function ‘XMCompressionAnalyzer::SelectBitPackCompression’ when you perform a Process command against a partitioned table in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1366483 | 2864111
FIX: It takes longer than expected to cancel an MDX query that contains many GROUP BY clauses in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1382357 | 2872854
FIX: Error 14420 when you enable Log Shipping on databases that are in an AlwaysOn availability group in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1405603 | 2872946
FIX: CPU spinning occurs when you use Power View to run a DAX query against a Multidimensional model in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1384027 | 2873474
FIX: Error "Column ‘<column name>’ is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause" when you run a query in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1416030 | 2874875
FIX: Dependent DBA member data is not updated when you use entity-based staging in MDS in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1377755 | 2874957
FIX: Scheduled data refresh disabled after you make some modifications to the PowerPivot workbook in SharePoint 2013 that interacts with SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1362520 | 2875158
FIX: Inconsistent data order when you copy data from a PowerPivot worksheet to an Excel worksheet

VSTS BUG: 1428610 | 2876733
FIX: Slow performance on SQL Server 2012 linked server when you update the data together with different collation on the remote server

VSTS BUG: 1428782 | 2876882
FIX: "Internal error: An unexpected error occurred" when you run a Process command against the TFS SSAS cube

VSTS BUG: 1457677 | 2877100
FIX: A memory leak occurs when you enable AlwaysOn Availability Groups or SQL Server failover cluster in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1435963 | 2877857
FIX: "The OLE DB provider ‘<ProviderName>’ provided invalid collation" when you execute distributed queries through a linked server in SQL Server 2012 SP1

VSTS BUG: 1436162 | 2878139
FIX: "Using ‘dbghelp.dll’ version ‘4.0.5’" error is logged in SQL Server 2012 when a statement or job executes the sys.fn_xe_file_target_read_file stored procedure

VSTS BUG: 1403970 | 2878975
FIX: Access violation when you run a query that uses the "change_tracking_current_version()" function in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1402400 | 2879619
FIX: Date data is incorrect when you export an SSRS report that references a date that is earlier than March 1, 1900 as an Excel worksheet

VSTS BUG: 1428185 | 2880071
FIX: Error messages when you perform ProcessRecalc operation after the ProcessData operation on an SSAS 2012 tabular model

VSTS BUG: 1328807 | 2880094
FIX: Grand total or subtotal rows display incorrect result in a Power View report that runs against a multidimensional cube in SSAS 2012

VSTS BUG: 1402434 | 2884124
FIX: "Type mismatch" error when you run an MDX query that uses the Member.Name property against an SSAS 2012 database

VSTS BUG: 1387645 | 2884126
FIX: "RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally" error when you restore the secondary database in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 21593 | 2886673
FIX: Incorrect returned value when you run an MDX query that contains a filter on a parent/child dimension in SSAS 2012


This update could be applied for: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, when used with:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence

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 6

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

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

  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | 2012_SP1_PPExcel_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | 2012_SP1_DAC_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x86 | SQLServer2012_SP1_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x86
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | 2012_SP1_DAC_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | SQLServer2012_SP1_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64
  • SQL Server 2012 | x64 | 2012_SP1_PPExcel_CU6_2874879_11_0_3381_x64