SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #1 is available!
July 23rd, 20148
SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #1 is available!
July 23rd, 20148

The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update #1. This cumulative updates Service Pack 2 to include the fixes from SP1 CU#10 and a few from CU#11, including the fix for the online index rebuild corruption issue I discussed recently on SQLPerformance.com. It also marks the first time in the SQL Server 2012 timeframe that both cumulative update branches are on roughly the same schedule, which makes many of us happy I'm sure. 🙂

  • KB Article: KB #2976982
  • Build # is 11.0.5532
  • Currently there are 45 public fixes listed (46 total)

Relevant for builds 11.0.5058 -> 11.0.5531. Do not attempt to install on SQL Server 2012 RTM (any build < 11.0.3000) or SP1 (any build < 11.0.5058), or any other major version. If you are on a different branch, see this blog post for information on the latest fixes for RTM and Service Pack 1.

By: Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at Simple Talk, SQLPerformance, and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a husband, a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him.

8 Responses

  1. Chris Wood says:

    That database would be very helpful for situations like Paul White just detailed about found in SQL2008R2 SP2 CU11. See http://sqlperformance.com/2014/07/sql-lock-block-deadlock/2008-r2-bug-fix-breaks-rcsi
    Thanks to his research he discovered that it is fixed differently in SQL2012 SP1 and SQL2012 SP2 and is not an issue in SQL2014.

  2. Wilfred van Dijk says:

    Yes, an online database containing the bugfixes with the option to search for specific fixes (for example: give me all the fixes for mirroring after SP1) is on my wishlist too. I've copied several parts of the kb articles in excel, but that's a pain ********
    Right now, it's almost impossible to search for fixes without taking a day off…

  3. Chris Wood says:

    Looks like SP2 branch might be playing catch-up with SP1 fixes coming one month and the SP2 versions the following month.
    Hope not.

  4. Kevin Jackson says:

    Thanks for clearing that up and Yes, that would be sweet if such a database existed.

  5. AaronBertrand says:

    @Kevin sorry, I've made that more clear. It's not *all* of the fixes from CU#11, probably just due to timing issues. A couple of examples that appear in both:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2969896 (obviously)
    Wouldn't it be great if there were a database that listed all of the KBs and cross-referenced them to show when they appeared in which branch – and if they don't currently appear in a branch, why not? That branch was out of support? That branch was never affected by the bug (e.g. a regression)? The fix is forthcoming?

  6. Kevin Jackson says:

    Does SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU1 really have SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU11 fixes in it?
    This Blog entry just says it has SP1 CU10 fixes.

  7. AaronBertrand says:

    @tobi yes, security issues are probably a common one that they don't document publicly because it jeopardizes the people who don't or can't patch. I'm sure there are other cases too, like minor issues that were never observed outside of Redmond. I never know the exact nature of the "missing" fixes, I just know the counts.

  8. tobi says:

    What's with the non-public fix? A security issue?