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List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 CTP

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016

If you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates and technical support. We recommend upgrading to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure. Learn more about the options for upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to a supported version here.

SUMMARY
This article contains information about the bugs that are fixed in the Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 (SP4).

Notes
  • This CTP release is not supported by Microsoft Customer Support Services. To submit your feedback, visit the following Microsoft website:
  • Some fixes that are documented in this CTP release may not be included in the final release, and there may also be fixes included in this CTP release that are not documented in the master KB article.
For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 service packs, 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
MORE INFORMATION
In addition to the fixes that are listed below, SQL Server 2005 SP4 contains the hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative update package 11.

For more information about the cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960598 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released

Bugs that are fixed in this service pack

For more information about the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 CTP, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
VSTS bug numberKB article numberDescription
2941922445326FIX: 0xC02020A1, 0xC020902A, 0xC0202092, and 0xC0047038 errors may occur at the same time when you try to run an SSIS 2005 package if you use multi-character column delimiters in a Flat File source
396531980671Correcting the lack of cryptographic salt variation on SQL Server sa login hash

Additional issues that are fixed in this service pack

Resolutions to the following issues are also included in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 CTP:
VSTS bug numberDescription
297747The multimedia timer frequency does not increase when you use Windows Internal Database.
555409An access violation error may occur during the execution of Extended Stored Procedures under high stress conditions.
308002When SQL Server 2005 SP3 is applied on a machine that has a later version of MSXML6 installed, the service pack setup fails. This issue occurs when you upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Windows XP SP3 and then apply SQL Server 2005 SP3. To fix this issue, apply SQL Server 2005 SP4.


REFERENCES
For more information about how to determine the current SQL Server version and edition, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
321185 How to identify your SQL Server version and edition
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 2303003 - Last Review: 11/03/2010 18:48:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, Windows Internal Database

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