FIX: "The SQL Server Analysis Services service terminated unexpectedly" error when a query uses the MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS rowset and a [MEMBER_NAME] restriction in SSAS 2008 R2

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 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 2008 R2 fix release.

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services (SSAS 2008 R2) on a computer.
  • You run a query that uses the MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS rowset and a [MEMBER_NAME] restriction against a parent/child hierarchy of a parent/child dimension.

In this scenario, SSAS 2008 R2 might stop responding. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the System log: 
The SQL Server Analysis Services <Your_SSAS_Name> service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this n time(s).

Resolution


Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2


The fix for this issue was first released in cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2008 R2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2567713 Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2008 R2
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 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend 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:
981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

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 MDSCHEMA_MEASURES rowset, visit the following MSDN website:
For more information about a similar issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2575001 FIX: SSAS 2008 randomly stops responding when Discover MDSCHEMA_MEMBERS is called