FIX: The AMO assembly for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 has incorrect dependencies on the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll assembly and the Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SharePoint.Integration.dll assembly

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 have a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 instance installed on a computer.
  • You do not have Microsoft SharePoint installed on the computer.
  • You try to create an Analysis Management Objects (AMO) assembly on the SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. For example, you run the following code to create Microsoft.AnalysisServices.dll:
    CREATE ASSEMBLY <assembly name>AUTHORIZATION <owner name>FROM '<system drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\SQLServer2008R2\x86\Microsoft.AnalysisServices.DLL'WITH PERMISSION_SET = UNSAFE
In this example, assembly creation fails and you receive the following error message:
Assembly 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices' references assembly 'microsoft.sharepoint, version=14.0.0.0, culture=neutral, publickeytoken=71e9bce111e9429c.', which is not present in the current database. SQL Server attempted to locate and automatically load the referenced assembly from the same location where referring assembly came from, but that operation has failed (reason: 2(The system cannot find the file specified.)). Please load the referenced assembly into the current database and retry your request.

CAUSE
This issue occurs because the AMO assembly has incorrect dependencies on the following two assemblies of SharePoint, even if SharePoint is not installed:
  • Microsoft.SharePoint.dll
  • Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SharePoint.Integration.dll
These two assemblies are used to support Microsoft PowerPivot for SharePoint.


RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4. 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:
2345451 Cumulative Update package 4 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

REFERENCES
For more information about the how to create assembly, visit the following website: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:
822499New 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: 2291705 - Last Review: 02/12/2011 03:26:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services

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