Cumulative update package 13 for SQL Server 2008 R2

INTRODUCTION

This article describes cumulative update package 13 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2008 R2.

Note
The build number of this cumulative update package is 10.50.1815.0.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. 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

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are now multilanguage. Therefore, there is only one cumulative hotfix package for all languages.
  • One cumulative hotfix package includes all the component packages. The cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.

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How to obtain Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2008 R2

A supported cumulative update package is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. This cumulative update package may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.

If the cumulative update 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 cumulative update package.

Note If additional issues occur or 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 cumulative update package. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package


Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes will be released as they become available.


For more information about the SQL Server bugs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescription
8988922515286 FIX: "There is no function '{urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-sql}:variable()" error for an XQuery query that updates the value of an XML column in SQL Server 2005, in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
8989012554905 FIX: "File error: Data may have been lost" error message when you use Excel 2010 to open an Excel report file that was exported from SSRS 2008 or from SSRS 2008 R2
7993322605756 FIX: Internal error when you run a MDX query that uses the Descendants function after you upgrade from SSAS 2005 to SSAS 2008, to SSAS 2008 R2 or to SSAS 2012
8988862651629 FIX: Error message when you use DTA to tune one or more queries against a database that contains many objects in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2008
8988892658474 FIX: Incorrect results when the SqlConnection.GetSchema method retrieves a table’s schema information in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
8988952665649 FIX: "bufferLen >= colLen" assertion when you run a parallel query in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
8770442674636 FIX: The size of the database file is not reduced when you try to use DBCC SHRINKFILE command to reduce the size of the database file in SQL Server 2008 R2
8905812682488 FIX: Backup operation fails in a SQL Server 2008 or in a SQL Server 2008 R2 database after you enable change tracking
8770042696161 FIX: "Different query parameters resulted in a same hash" error when you try to view a report in SSRS 2008 R2

Cumulative update package information

Restart information


You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

Registry information


To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.



How to uninstall this cumulative update package

To uninstall this cumulative update package, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs item.

    Note
    If you are running Windows 7, open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
  2. Locate the entry that was installed by this cumulative update package.
  3. Right-click the entry, and select Uninstall to remove the cumulative update package.

References


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 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: 2679366 - Last Review: Dec 14, 2012 - Revision: 1

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