SQL Server 2012 SP1 Is Now Available!

SQL Server 2012 SP1 Is Now Available!

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Dear Customers,

Microsoft SQL Server team is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is free and doesn’t require an additional service contract. Both, the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. This includes new Slipstream installation packages that can be utilized with existing licenses to install (or upgrade to) new instances with SP1 pre-installed.

SQL Server 2012 SP1 contains fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms and Hotfix solutions provided in SQL Server 2012 Cumulative Update 1 and Cumulative Update 2. Service Pack 1 also includes supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through the Windows Error Reporting system.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 also contains new functionality and key customer requests as outlined in What’s new in SQL Server 2012 SP1

Customers are highly encouraged to stay on a supported service pack to ensure they are on the latest and most secure version of SQL Server 2012.

To obtain SQL Server 2012 SP1 with its improved security and supportability please visit the links below:

Thanks to all the customers who downloaded Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and provided feedback.


Thank you,

Amit Sheth
Program Manager
SQL Server Sustained Engineering 

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  • Will a patch executable version of this be released at some point to avoid having to unistall and reinstall? Does this patch affect the structure of the reporting services database (tables and stored procedures)?

  • Some confusion. I am interested in upgrading an SSRS Service instance from SQL 2012 to SQL 2012 SP1. One link (msdn.microsoft.com/.../72171357-28de-4edd-bdfd-194f97225a6f(v=sql.15) says you cannot upgrade in place. Another (msdn.microsoft.com/.../ms143747) says you can. What is the correct method for upgrading the SSRS service?

  • After installing the SQL 2012 SP 1 getting error while connecting to Activity Monitor

    Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)) (mscorlib)

    This looks like a bug introduced after sp1 installed.

  • The SQL Server 2012 SP1 featur pack has a broken link - The performance dashboard link does not go anywhere.

    Source: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

    Link that's broken there:


    "Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP1 Performance Dashboard Reports".

    The link is "go.microsoft.com/fwlink and goes nowhere.



  • The link that I included at the end of my post got encoded with the closing quotation in the link.  Please remove the %22 part.



  • Developer.Press are giving away 50 free copies of 'What's New in SQL Server 2012' by Thorsten Kansy.

    To enter simply email: draw@developerpress.com before Wednesday 20th March 2013.

    Good luck!

  • After installing SP1 today via Windows Update, I am no longer able to export data to csv using the SQL Server Import and Export wizard. I get the following error message:

    "Column information for the source and the destination data could not be retrieved, or the data types of source columns were not mapped correctly to those available on the destination provider."


    "Column "col1": Source data type "200" was not found in the data type mapping file."...

    (The above line repeats for each column)

    The work-around I have to do is to manually map each column in the "Edit Mappings..." option from the "Configure Flat File Destination" page of the wizard. This is an extreme inconvenience to have to have to edit the mappings and change each column to "string [DT_STR]" type from "byte stream [DT_BYTES]" type each time I want to export to csv. I did not have to do this before installing SP1; it worked perfectly for months with hundreds of exports prior to this update and no need to modify mapping.

  • After installing service pack 1, I am no longer able to import excel files. The error generated: - Executing (Error)


    Error 0xc020901c: Data Flow Task 1: There was an error with Source - 'cmcsmilestones_2013-05-03 21-00$'.Outputs[Excel Source Output].Columns[xxxxxxx] on Source - xxxxxxx$'.Outputs[Excel Source Output]. The column status returned was: "Text was truncated or one or more characters had no match in the target code page.".

    (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)

    Error 0xc020902a: Data Flow Task 1: The "Source - xxxxxxx$'.Outputs[Excel Source Output].Columns[xxxxxxxxx]" failed because truncation occurred, and the truncation row disposition on "Source - 'xxxxxxxxxx$'.Outputs[Excel Source Output].Columns[xxxxxxxxx]" specifies failure on truncation. A truncation error occurred on the specified object of the specified component.

    (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)

    Error 0xc0047038: Data Flow Task 1: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_PRIMEOUTPUTFAILED.  The PrimeOutput method on Source - xxxxxxxxxxxxx$' returned error code 0xC020902A.  The component returned a failure code when the pipeline engine called PrimeOutput(). The meaning of the failure code is defined by the component, but the error is fatal and the pipeline stopped executing.  There may be error messages posted before this with more information about the failure.

    (SQL Server Import and Export Wizard)

  • The brazilian portuguese x86 version is broken. It can't be downloaded on IE, Firefox, Chrome, and even with the MS download manager. Please, correct that. BTW, the x64 is downloading well. Thanks!

  • The brazilian portuguese x86 version is broken. It can't be downloaded on IE, Firefox, Chrome, and even with the MS download manager. Please, correct that. BTW, the x64 is downloading well. Thanks!

    I mean this one:


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