[EN] SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update #9 is available!

Week ago SQL Server Release Services Team released new update package for SQL Server 2012.

This update (VSTS BUG: 5285719 | 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.

In this Cumulative Update No 9 {build no 11.0.5641.0) for SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 2, Microsoft fixed twelve issues:

VSTS BUG: 5725383 | 3102243
FIX: The version and the version flag properties of a subscription view can’t be updated correctly in MDS 2012
Master Data Services (MDS)

VSTS BUG: 5514346 | 3103293
FIX: Error 17066 occurs during the encryption operation when you use TDE in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5835424 | 3103472
FIX: The SQL Server service performs more I/O operations on the mirror server than on the principal server
High Availability

VSTS BUG: 5689513 | 3103644
SQLTables function and sp_tables stored procedure don’t require SELECT permission any longer on user tables and views
SQL security

VSTS BUG: 5686787 | 3101120
FIX: SQL Server stops responding when you back up the certificate that is used to encrypt the database encryption key in SQL Server 2012
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5641871 | 3103016
FIX: SSRS stops responding when you try to export a report to a .pdf document in SQL Server 2012
Reporting Services

VSTS BUG: 4272469 | 2682488
FIX: Backup operation fails in a SQL Server database after you enable change tracking
SQL service

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

VSTS BUG: 5646993 | 3097636
FIX: Performance decrease when an application that has connection pooling frequently connects or disconnects in SQL Server
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5699533 | 3051145
FIX: SQL Server may shut down when you use Service Broker in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5544328 | 3097970
FIX: Sp_describe_undeclared_parameters returns incorrect result when the undeclared parameter targets a decimal column
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 5687797 | 2835348
Update improves the Service Broker when you send messages to remote servers in SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014
SQL service


This update could be applied for:

  • 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 9

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.