FIX: A minidump file is generated in the SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services log folder when you run the ALTER XMLA command while an MDX query is running

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Article ID: 951073 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug: #50002587 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

When you connect to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, and then you run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query, the query does not run successfully. Additionally, SQL Server 2005 generates a minidump file in the SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services log folder.

This problem occurs if another user connects to the instance of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services at the same time, and then the user performs one of the following operations:
  • The user runs the ALTER XML for Analysis (XMLA) command to change the server administrator role.
  • In the Analysis Server Properties dialog box, the user clicks Security, and then clicks OK.

CAUSE

When you change the server administrator role, SQL Server 2005 updates security roles for all databases, all cubes, and all sessions. SQL Server 2005 updates the session scope of the metadata objects for the query section while the query is running. This causes invalid references in the section scope.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949095 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Critical information for SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

A known issue in Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

Consider the following scenario. You install Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2). In SQL Server Profiler, you start or stop a trace. You run a query whose execution time exceeds the value in the ForceCommitTimeout server setting. In this scenario, all the running queries on the server are cancelled.

To work around this issue, do not execute MDX queries before you start or stop a trace.

After you apply this update, SQL Server 2005 cancels all MDX queries that are running when you change the security settings for the server. Then, SQL Server 2005 applies the security changes immediately.

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949095 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
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
For more information about the new features and the improvements in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71711
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: 951073 - Last Review: April 10, 2008 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
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