SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 10

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 10 (Build 11.0.2420). This CU only has four fixes in the Public hotfix list. Two for SSAS, one for SSRS, and one for the Database Tuning Advisor (DTA). From a Database Engine perspective, there is not too much to get excited about for this particular cumulative update. This is likely to be one of the last (if not the last) cumulative updates for the RTM branch of SQL Server 2012. I am guessing that SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 should be showing up relatively soon.

Hopefully, most people have made the jump to SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 by now. If you are on the SP1 branch with a recent CU, I would wait until after SQL Server 2012 SP2 CU1 is released before you move to the SP2 branch. This is because the SP2 branch will have been frozen for a while (probably two-four months), so it will not include the hotfixes from the most recent cumulative updates for SQL Server 2012 SP1.

If you are one of those organizations that does not deploy cumulative updates (so you are still on SQL Server 2012 RTM or SQL Server 2012 SP1 RTM), I would plan on getting SQL Server 2012 SP2 RTM deployed as soon as possible after it becomes available, after you have done your necessary testing.

5 thoughts on “SQL Server 2012 RTM Cumulative Update 10

  1. No, Microsoft still does Service Packs for SQL Server. We will probably see SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 in the next month or so (which is just a guess on my part).

    There are still a lot of DBAs and organizations out there that will not deploy CUs for one reason or another, some valid and some not so valid.

  2. After seeing you at the PASS Summit this year, I have already started the process of getting CU 6 in. The reason being primarily so I can implement async Statistics update.

    I am wondering if it is worth waiting for SP2 now?

    1. I am not sure that I would wait for SP2. Microsoft is being pretty secretive (as usual) about when SQL Server 2012 SP2 is going to come out. It could be next week, or it could be 4-6 more weeks. Once it does come out, it will not include all of the fixes from the last 2 or 3 SP1 Cumulative Updates, so depending on the timing, it might not have the asynch statistics update memory leak fix. You will have to wait for the first SP2 CU to get caught up with the SP1 branch.

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