New Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016


Good evening, and how are you doing tonight? Welcome to Café Updaté.

Tonight, Chef has prepared a delicious menu from the latest, freshest market ingredients. I’ll be back in a few moments to take your drink orders and tell you about the specials, but in the meantime, get comfortable, enjoy a glass of champagne, and take in the menu. There’s a lot to see here. Welcome!

SQL Server 2012 SP3 Cumulative Update 10

For dessert, a small 5-part sampler plate:

  • Access violation when you update compressed data
  • Timeout when you back up a large database to URL
  • Dimension security ignored by Power BI Desktop
  • CLR strict security added with trace flag 6545
  • Change Data Capture stopped working after a cumulative update

SQL Server 2014 SP2 CU6 and SP1 CU13

A delightful tasting menu of changes including the things in 2012 SP3 CU10, plus:

  • Log backup failure in AG secondaries
  • Access violation when you create an index with page compression
  • Failed to resume an AG secondary after a write failure
  • Access violation when you query a clustered columnstore when the data pages are too far apart (God bless that KB author for their honesty)
  • Unable to rebuild a partition online if it had a computed partitioning column
  • Stored procedure may fail after automatic failover
  • Assertion occurs when you run queries with a MERGE JOIN
  • Access violation if a stored proc is dropped before executing END TRY
  • UNION ALL with row goals runs slower in 2014 compared to 2008R2
  • CHECKFILEGROUP reports false inconsistency error on partitioned tables
  • Non-yielding scheduler during spinlock contention

SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU4 and RTM CU

And finally, for our main course, all of the above updates plus gems like:

  • Catch of the Day: Parallel queries return incorrect results for merge joins
  • Data mask on a floating points column is removed unexpectedly
  • Assertion failure when backing up large TDE encrypted databases
  • Deadlocks in SSISDB when you run multiple packages at once
  • Analysis Services caches stale data
  • Deadlocks in DMVs when performing large DDL operations
  • Non-yielding scheduler when you change the bucket_count for large memory-optimized tables
  • Access violation when you update partitioned tables with persisted computed columns
  • SUSER_SNAME function returns different results between 2014 & 2016
  • Can’t truncate partitions if they have extended or XML indexes
  • dm_db_incremental_stats_properties doesn’t show all partitions
  • Access violation if you run a non-distinct aggregate over a string column in a clustered columnstore table
  • Server stops responding when the latch_suspend_end XE is incorrectly triggered
  • Assertion on a secondary when you resume a suspended AG
  • AG databases not synchronizing after automatic failovers
  • Memory leak with in-memory OLTP
  • Restore fails for backups that combine compression, checksums, and TDE

I believe you’ll find something for everyone on tonight’s menu.

Here’s the best part: all of these updates will automatically be delivered to your hungry SQL Servers with absolutely no database administrators required whatsoever. Here at Café Updaté, our meals prepare themselves and –

wait –

I apologize, my assistant just informed me that our robotic automation is 86’d tonight. I’m sorry, but this means you’ll be applying these updates manually.

We’re setting up for your first hotfix

To all of your SQL Servers.

Just like you always have.

I’m sure that’s only a momentary issue, though. If you visit us tomorrow night, we might have made some progress on that unfortunate issue.

I’ll be back in a few moments with the grapes so you can start making your own wine.

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