[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update #8 is available!

Newest update for SQL Server 2012. This time for SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 2. In this Cumulative Update No 8 {build 11.0.5634.1} Microsoft released over twenty four bugs and issues. Here is the list of fixed issues:

VSTS BUG: 5020090 | 3081074
FIX: A stalled dispatcher system dump forces a failover and service outage in SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 4812002 | 3082877
FIX: No error is prompted when connection is terminated in sqlcmd
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5051432 | 3080209
FIX: Error 602 when you run a stored procedure repeatedly in SQL Server 2012
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 5137914 | 3087094
FIX: It takes longer time than expected when you run query with non-admin user role in SSAS 2012 in Tabular model
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 4933177 | 3087114
FIX: PowerPivot for SharePoint doesn’t run automatic data refresh on the first day of each month
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 5469866 | 3087920
FIX: Excel crashes when you use Excel 2010 on a computer that has the .NET Framework 4.6 installed
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 5153046 | 3088480
FIX: Data spill occurs when you sort large amount of data in SQL Server 2012
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 5161111 | 3080856
FIX: Information disclosure when you create session cube by using dynamic role-based security in SQL Server 2012
Analysis Services

VSTS BUG: 5173142 | 3081150
FIX: Orientation setting is lost when you export a report to a Word document in SSRS 2012
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 5510259 | 3089527
FIX: FileStream Share Access fails when you use AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature in SQL Server 2012
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 5484835 | 3089687
FIX: Can’t export empty Tablix header in CSV file when NoHeader is false in SSRS 2012
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 5067331 | 3090049
FIX: Transparent Data Encryption certificate can’t be created in SQL Server 2012
SQL security

VSTS BUG: 4259067 | 3054180
FIX: It may take longer than expected to create a SQL Server LineString instance in SQL Server 2014 SP1
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5047154 | 3077273
FIX: Rare incorrect result occurs when you run parallel query in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5038253 | 3092702
FIX: It takes a longer time than earlier versions of SQL Server when you run DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5174510 | 3092703
FIX: Access violation occurs in AlwaysOn availability groups scenarios in SQL Server 2012
SQL performance

VSTS BUG: 5535001 | 3087872
FIX: Access violations when you use the FileTable feature in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5078154 | 3081580
FIX: “String or binary data would be truncated” error when you use peer-to-peer replication in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5586474 | 3074434
FIX: Out of memory error when the virtual address space of the SQL Server process is very low on available memory
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5502135 | 3093869
FIX: SQLDiag fails with function 87 error in SQL AlwaysOn scenario where the server name has 15 characters
Management Tools

VSTS BUG: 5014318 | 3088307
FIX: Scheduler deadlock on primary replica when you remove a replica from an AlwaysOn availability group in SQL Server 2012
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 5127984 | 3091643
FIX: Error occurs when you configure SQL Server replication or set up a linked server in SQL Server 2012
SQL security

VSTS BUG: 4484245 | 3095156
FIX: Error 9002 and error 3052 when you try to add or back up log file in SQL Server 2012
High Availability

 

This update could be applied Microsoft SQL Server 2014, when used applies to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2

 

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 8

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:

    SQL Server 2012 | ql11Sp2Cu8x64
    SQL Server 2012 | Sql11Sp2Cu8x86

Enjoy!