FIX: The process stops responding and the CPU utilization reaches 100 percent when you process a partition in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

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Article ID: 936261 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug: #50000898 (SQL Hotfix)
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, when you process a partition, the process stops responding. Additionally, the CPU utilization reaches 100 percent. This issue occurs if one of the following conditions is true:
  • In the partition, an attribute contains a composite index. The total size for the composite index is larger than 12 bytes.
  • In the partition, some attributes have the SIGNED BYTE data type.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services cannot find the correct record in the cache of the dimension property keys by using the index.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

To resolve this problem, obtain cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (build 3175). For more information about how to obtain cumulative update package 2 (build 3175), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936305 Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is available

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To resolve this problem, you must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 installed.

For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.datawarehouse.dll9.0.3166.01,279,34428-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3166.015,943,53628-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdspdm.dll9.0.3166.0202,09628-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdsrv.exe9.0.3166.014,911,34428-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.3166.06,045,55228-Apr-200702:53x86
Msolap90.dll9.0.3166.04,299,12028-Apr-200702:53x86
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.datawarehouse.dll9.0.3166.01,279,34428-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3166.030,833,00828-Apr-200716:12x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3166.015,943,53628-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdspdm.dll9.0.3166.0202,09628-Apr-200716:12x86
Msmdsrv.exe9.0.3166.030,160,75228-Apr-200716:12x64
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.3166.09,126,25628-Apr-200716:12x64
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.3166.06,045,55228-Apr-200702:53x86
Msolap90.dll9.0.3166.05,849,45628-Apr-200716:12x64
Msolap90.dll9.0.3166.04,299,12028-Apr-200702:53x86
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Itanium-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.datawarehouse.dll9.0.3166.01,279,34428-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3166.049,887,08828-Apr-200710:09IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.3166.015,943,53628-Apr-200702:53x86
Msmdspdm.dll9.0.3166.0202,09628-Apr-200710:09x86
Msmdsrv.exe9.0.3166.048,838,00028-Apr-200710:09IA-64
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.3166.013,169,00828-Apr-200710:09IA-64
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.3166.06,045,55228-Apr-200702:53x86
Msolap90.dll9.0.3166.07,908,72028-Apr-200710:09IA-64
Msolap90.dll9.0.3166.04,299,12028-Apr-200702:53x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Set the DimensionPropertyKeyCache property for SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services to 0. By default, the DimensionPropertyKeyCache property is set to 1.
  • Do not use composite indexes that are larger than 12 bytes.
  • Do not set attributes to use the SIGNED BYTE data type.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 936261 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
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