FIX: External R library is installed or uninstalled repeatedly in SQL Server

Gælder for: SQL Server 2017 Developer on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Enterprise on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Standard on Windows

Symptoms


Assume that you are using SQL Server 2017 on Windows. When you try to install the external R library, you may notice that the library is installed or uninstalled two times even though the first attempt is successful. This reduces the SQL Server performance because of the repeated installation and uninstallation of external libraries.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2017

Status


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

References


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