January 24, 2013 | SQL Server, SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #2 is available!

The SQL Server team has released CU #2 for Service Pack 1, which should include all of the fixes from CU #5, as well as some others. 

  • KB article: KB #2790947
  • Build # is 11.0.3339
  • This build has FIFTY fixes!

There is also a KB article (KB #2792921) describing a couple of new features delivered with this cumulative update: enhancements to sysprep, and the ability to backup directly to Windows Azure Blob storage.

Relevant for builds 11.0.3000 -> 11.0.3338. Do not attempt to install on SQL Server 2012 RTM (any build < 11.0.3000) or any previous version.


6 comments on this post

    • Wim GEUKENS - January 25, 2013, 10:49 AM

      I was really waiting for this, it has the fix for the msiexec.exe problem (see http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/details/770630) in it

    • Ville - January 25, 2013, 2:59 PM

      I had to reboot to get Management studio working after this update. Not happened before with 2012 atleast.

    • Chris Wood - January 25, 2013, 6:07 PM

      The notes talk about new ODBC drivers. If I read them correctly they are NOT included in the CU right? If we want to use them we need to download and install them?

    • AaronBertrand - January 25, 2013, 6:29 PM

      @Ville can you be more specific? What exactly wasn't working?
      @Chris yes, I believe those are completely separate. There's usually an update for CUs meant just for connectivity components and drivers (usually it has SNAC in the name) but I don't know if that's there anywhere (it is only relevant when there are changes to client libraries) or if it would include ODBC stuff anyway aside from native client explicitly.
      The blog post talks about it more and has download links:

    • Ville - February 19, 2013, 11:05 AM

      I guess it's late to answer already, but I was getting some sort of exception right after clicking to start management studio after the update. After reboot it was fine.
      Well I can also say that if management studio has been running longer (I don't know what is the trigger) it will always crash when I'm shutting it down. But this has been a problem since RTM and I've sent the report every time it happens.

    • Alex - August 19, 2013, 9:24 PM

      Aaron, I was installing this CU2 hotfix on some of my servers and was wondering why is this patch reported as QFE type:
       KBArticle:                     KB2790947
       KBArticleHyperlink:            http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2790947
       PatchType:                     QFE
      Does it matter when next package will be applied?

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