KB3182545 - SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 release information

Release Date:   November 16, 2016
Version:   13.0.4001.0

This article contains important information to read before you install Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It describes how to get the service pack, the list of fixes that are included in the service pack, known issues, and a list of copyright attributions for the product.


This article serves as a single source of information to locate all documentation that's related to this service pack. It includes all the information that you previously found in the release notes and Readme.txt files.

Known issues in this service pack

SQL Server Reporting Services

After you install SQL Server 2016 SP1, you may encounter the following issues when you use SQL Server Reporting Services:

  • If Reporting Services is set to use a secure (https/SSL) connection, a warning about security content may be displayed.

  • In certain scenarios, the Print button stops working.

Install the hotfix in KB 3207512 to address these issues.

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

After you install SQL Server 2016 SP1, the DCOM permissions for launching and accessing Integration Services service are reset to default permissions. If you have customized DCOM permissions, you'll need to reapply the customization.

ODBC Driver 13.1

With the default installation of SQL Server 2016, ODBC Driver 13.0 is installed on the server which is used by SQL Agent and SSMS (installed on server) to connect to the SQL Server instance. If you have installed ODBC Driver 13.1 on your server for any reason, SQL Server 2016 SP1 installation overrides the ODBC Driver 13.1 installation and the fixes introduced in 13.1 like KB 3185365 may be lost. In this case post installation of SQL Server 2016 SP1, it's recommended to uninstall the ODBC Driver installed by SQL Server 2016 SP1 and install ODBC Driver 13.1.

To check for ODBC Driver installed on the server, you can go to Control Panel of the server -> Programs and Features -> Search for ODBC. The version number of ODBC Driver 13.1 is 13.1.811.168 as shown below:

Screenshot of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server.

List of fixes included in SQL Server 2016 SP1

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 service packs are cumulative updates. SQL Server 2016 SP1 upgrades all editions and service levels of SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2016 SP1. In addition to the fixes that are listed in this article, SQL Server 2016 SP1 includes hotfixes that were included in SQL Server 2016 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) to SQL Server 2016 CU3.

For more information about the cumulative updates that are available in SQL Server 2016, see SQL Server 2016 build versions.


  • Additional fixes that aren't documented here may also be included in the service pack.
  • This list will be updated when more articles are released.

For more information about the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2016 SP1, go to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

Bug reference Description
7778636 An update is available that extends the Trace extended event with security protocol handshake information in SQL Server 2016 (KB3191296)
7898693 How to use DBCC CLONEDATABASE to generate a schema and statistics-only copy of a user database in SQL Server 2014 SP2 and SQL Server 2016 SP1 (KB3177838)
7994008 Supports DROP TABLE DDL for articles that are included in transactional replication in SQL Server 2014 or in SQL Server 2016 SP1 (KB3170123)
8024963 Update to add a memory grant warning to the Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3172997)
8024978 Update to add DMF sys.dm_db_incremental_stats_properties in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3170114)
8024984 Update to expose maximum memory enabled for a single query in Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3170112)
8024985 Information about enabled trace flags is added to the showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 SP2 or 2016 (KB3170115)
8025018 Improved diagnostics for query execution plans that involve residual predicate pushdown in SQL Server (KB3107397)
8025088 Update adds AlwaysOn extended events and performance counters in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3173156)
8025128 Adds a stored procedure for the manual cleanup of the change tracking side table in SQL Server 2014 SP2 or 2016 SP1 (KB3173157)
8103248 An update is available that introduces a new query hint USE HINT in SQL Server 2016 (KB3189813)
8103261 An update to introduce a new Transact-SQL statement CREATE OR ALTER in SQL Server 2016 (KB3190548)
8103265 Update to improve diagnostics by exposing data type of the parameters for parameterized queries in showplan XML output in SQL Server 2016 (KB3190761)
8110745 An update is available that adds support for self-referential constraints in the new Referential Integrity Operator in SQL Server 2016 (KB3191273)
8149617 Update to improve diagnostics for query execution plans that involve residual predicate pushdown in SQL Server 2016 (KB3190762)
8155425 A new DynamicManagement Function "sys.dm_exec_query_statistics_xml" is available in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (KB3190871)
8349500 An update is available that adds overall query execution statistics information to the STATISTICS XML output in SQL Server 2016 (KB3201552)
7062744 FIX: "'Salt' attribute for Password is missing in the project manifest" error when you close and reopen an SSIS BI project in SQL Server 2016 (KB3189687)
8024967 FIX: A severe error when you use the sys.dm_db_uncontained_entities DMV in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3172998)
8024976 "Log provider "Microsoft.LogProviderSQLServer" is not installed correctly" error when you open the Configure SSIS Logs window (KB3100256)
8025041 FIX: "Unable to create restore plan due to break in the LSN chain" error when you restore differential backup in SSMS (KB3065060)
8025045 Error when you execute SSIS package on FIPS-enabled Windows (KB2925865)
8025056 FIX: Memory grant that's required to run optimized nested loop join isn't reflected in Showplan XML in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3170116)
8025125 FIX: SQL Server error log incorrectly mentions logical processors when soft-NUMA is enabled (KB3189663)
8025131 DMV sys.dm_os_memory_nodes returns a non-zero value for the pages_kb value for the DAC node in SQL Server 2016 (KB3170015)
8025149 FIX: DBCC CHECKDB or CHECKTABLE returns false positives for data corruption and assertion failures in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3173766)
8265472 FIX: Installation of Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 fails on a named instance (KB3189709)
8273495 FIX: Deadlock when you execute a query plan with a nested loop join in batch mode in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3195825)
8274352 FIX: Long compilation time for a query that contains many distinct operators in SQL Server 2016 (KB3201554)
8338496 FIX: FileTable directory stops responding when you create multiple files concurrently in SQL Server 2014 or 2016 (KB3191062)
8343868 FIX: Queries that use CHANGETABLE use much more CPU in SQL Server 2014 SP1 or in SQL Server 2016 (KB3180060)
8451202 FIX: SQL Server 2016 doesn't log error messages that have a severity level of 21 for checksum mismatches found in In-Memory OLTP checkpoint files (KB4019715)
8528563 FIX: SQL Server 2016 stops responding when you restore databases that contain memory-optimized tables (KB3197605)
8529432 FIX: SQL Server Managed Backup to Windows Azure tries to back up database snapshots in SQL Server (KB3168708)
New performance feature that accelerates transaction commit times (latency) by up to 2-4X, when employing Storage Class Memory (NVDIMM-N nonvolatile storage)
Poor performance when you run INSERT.. SELECT operations in SQL Server 2016 (KB3180087)
"A digitally signed driver is required" warning when you install SQL Server packages in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 (KB3203693)
8024991 FIX: Missing columns aren't specified in the error message when you import data by using the Import and Export Wizard (KB3112704)

Additional resolutions

Resolutions to the following issues are also included in SQL Server 2016 SP1.

Bug reference Description Fix area
NULL values are ignored when altering the data type of a column from text to varchar(max). Engine
8024962 Sqlcmd quits without error if the query text contains both embedded comments and curly braces ("{" or "}"). Engine
8024968 Batch sort and optimized nested loop may cause stability and performance issues. Engine
8024987 Table scans and index scans with push-down predicate tend to overestimate memory grant for the parent operator. Engine
8024997 The Full-Text Search feature doesn't work as expected for Dutch language. Engine
8025069 The CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX statement may fail if the database name begins with a '#' character. Engine
8025097 Add informational messages for tempdb configurations in the SQL Server error log. Engine
8267453 MERGE statements that contain both UPDATE and INSERT statements fail with "Cannot insert duplicate key row" if the destination table contains unique index. Engine
8279683 SQL Server crashes when a Tuple Mover task is terminated unexpectedly. Engine
8025058 Add the table name and Primary Key value information for error 20598 in the msdistribution_history table (SQL Server Replication). Improvement
8025059 When a replication agent fails with query timeout, the query text is logged without verbose logging enabled. Replication
8025081 The Replication Log Reader Agent may fail when destination table is an empty string. Replication
4300066 Update the copyright information to '© 2016 Microsoft' in the SQL Server command prompt installation. Setup
5610151 Unnecessary warning message is returned in the command line output when slipstream installs SQL Server with command line option. Setup
7270486 After you removed one or more updates for SQL Server, when you repair SQL Server, the repair operation fails with errors. Setup
7350315 Install SQL Server on a computer that has a non-English domain name will fail with error 'Illegal characters in path'. Setup
7439317 The string 'Setup Discovery Report' in the 'Installed SQL Server features discovery report' isn't localized. Setup
7439502 SQL Server 2016 installation wizard incorrectly mentioned SQL Server 2008 SP3 while SQL 2008 R2 SP3 is required. Setup
8024994 On the Complete tab, the link to the 'Surface Area Configuration' MSDN documentation is missing from the Document and Links section in a slipstream installation. Setup
8051010 The setup of SQL Server 2016 may fail if ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server is installed during the setup. Setup
8343905 A slipstream installation may fail with the 'Strong name validation failed' error. Setup
8348718 If UpdateEnabled is set to False in a slipstream installation, the setup summary log doesn't contain the information of the updates installed during the installation. Setup
8024972 BCP fails with error when parsing date format YYYY/MM/DD into a DATE column. SQL connectivity
5128484 Standard edition of SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services (Tabular mode) ignores the 16 GB memory limit. SSAS
7487320 Queries that contain Row-Level Security (RLS) may fail even if the DataView is set to Sample. SSAS
8210484 Affinity mask doesn't work correctly for NUMA nodes in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services. SSAS
8281121 Improve SSAS Tabular performance scalability by implementing NUMA awareness in SSAS Tabular mode. SSAS
8430619 Improve SSAS Tabular performance scalability by using Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB). SSAS
8024998 Error "Log provider 'Microsoft.LogProviderEventLog' is not installed" occurs when you open the Configure SSIS Logs: Package dialog in an SSIS package that already has a log. SSIS
8025032 This update changes the behavior that when the XML Task can't get encoding from the XML documents, Unicode encoding will be used. SSIS
7330691 Adds additional information to indicate whether a report is a Mobile report to the SSRS report server execution logs. SSRS
7807395 You may need to retry reauthorization if data reconciliation fails on a Stretch Database enabled table. Stretch DB
8196154 Query execution may fail on a Stretch Database enabled table that has filter predicate specified. Stretch DB
8292093 Creating, altering or dropping indexes on a table with Stretch Database enabled may fail. Stretch DB

For more information about how to upgrade your SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016 SP1, see Supported version and edition upgrades.

How to get SQL Server 2016 SP1

SQL Server 2016 SP1 is available for download at the SQL Server 2016 SP1 download page.


After you install the service pack, the SQL Server service version should be reflected as 13.0.4422.0.

If for any reason you choose to uninstall SQL Server 2016 SP1, the uninstallation of SQL Server 2016 SP1 isn't blocked and you'll be able to uninstall SQL Server 2016 SP1 like any other service pack. However, if you're running Standard, Web, Express edition of SQL Server and leveraging some of the new features which are unlocked only starting SQL Server 2016 SP1, you might see some unforeseen errors or databases might even be left in suspect state after uninstallation of SQL Server 2016 SP1. Even worse would be if the system databases are using new features for example, partitioned table in master database, it can lead to SQL Server instance unable to start after uninstalling SQL Server 2016 SP1. Hence it's recommended to validate all the new features are disabled or dropped before you choose to uninstall SQL Server 2016 SP1 on editions other than Enterprise Edition. It isn't possible to drop memory_optimized_data filegroup. Hence if you have setup memory_optimized_data filegroup on your database with SP1, you shouldn't uninstall SQL Server 2016 SP1 in that case else the database will get in suspect mode with following error message logged in the error log:

<DateTime> spid15s Error: 41381, Severity: 21, State: 1.
<DateTime> spid15s The database cannot be started in this edition of SQL Server because it contains a MEMORY_OPTIMIZED_DATA filegroup. See Books Online for more details on feature support in different SQL Server editions.

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