Important Updates on 4/22:
Immediately following the removal, we started preparing a new SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1. We have learned several things that we wanted to pass along as well as share what is happening currently:
- In the 11 hours of availability, there were 270 downloads from the Download Center. No other distribution channels were affected.
- The original release was version 12.0.4050.0, the new release will have a new KB and build number.
- If you have already installed the original SP1 release (12.0.4050.0), you are welcome to use it. However, we do want to minimize the number of installs of 12.0.4050.0 for servicing reasons.
- When SP1 is rereleased, we will recommend that 12.0.4050.0 be uninstalled prior to applying the new SP1 update. This includes any “Side by Side” instance scenarios.
- We are targeting release in a few weeks and will share updates as we go.
Although the package was only briefly available on the Microsoft Download Center, we apologize for this mistake and the inconvenience you may have encountered as a result. We not only did a full root cause analysis, but have also taken additional measures to prevent this in the future. We remain fully committed to top quality SQL Server servicing deliverables going forward.
SQL Server Engineering Team
Important Updates on 4/16:
Dear SQL Customers,
We have chosen to remove SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from the Microsoft Download Center due to a significant installation issue discovered shortly after release. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.
We will fix the installation issue and release the Service Pack for production use in a few weeks. Although operationally equivalent, only the newly released SP1 will be serviced (security updates, cumulative updates, hotfixes). Therefore, it will be important that you replace the current version of SP1 (12.0.4050.0) with the upcoming one.
In the meantime, you can continue to test and use build 12.0.4050.0. If you are experiencing the issue below, please implement the steps described in the workaround section.
We will communicate further as we approach the release date and we appreciate your patience.
SQL Engineer Team
Any SQL Server instance with SSISDB catalog enabled runs into the following installation error during SQL Server 2014 SP1 upgrade. The instance is then in an invalid and unusable state.
Error: 912, Severity: 21, State: 2.
Script level upgrade for database ‘master’ failed because upgrade step ‘SSIS_hotfix_install.sql’ encountered error 3602, state 251, severity 25. This is a serious error condition which might interfere with regular operation and the database will be taken offline. If the error happened during upgrade of the ‘master’ database, it will prevent the entire SQL Server instance from starting. Examine the previous errorlog entries for errors, take the appropriate corrective actions and re-start the database so that the script upgrade steps run to completion.
Error: 3417, Severity: 21, State: 3.
Cannot recover the master database. SQL Server is unable to run. Restore master from a full backup, repair it, or rebuild it. For more information about how to rebuild the master database, see SQL Server Books Online. SQL Server shutdown has been initiated
7. Remove the -T902 trace flag from SQL Server Configuration manager
8. Restart SQL Server Instance. SQL server SP1 will be installed correctly.
9. Remove the temp table by the following script
Notice: The SQL SSIS team has found an issue with SP1 installation if SSIS catalog is present in the SQL Server instance.They are currently investigating this issue including possible workarounds and fixes. We have temporarily put the package download on hold and will provide an update with a solution.
SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is now available
One year ago, we launched SQL Server 2014. Today, April 15, we are pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Service Pack will be available for download on the Microsoft Download Center.
SQL Server 2014 SP1 contains fixes provided in SQL Server 2014 CU 1 up to and including CU 5, as well as a rollup of fixes previously shipped in SQL Server 2012 SP2. For highlights of the release, please read the Knowledge Base Article for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1.
As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is available to all customers with existing SQL Server 2014 deployments via the download links below. SQL Server 2014 with SP1 will be available in additional venues including the Volume Licensing Center and via Microsoft Update starting May 1, 2015.
Senior Engineer Manager
SQL Server Servicing Experience Team