Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 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 fix release.
Consider the following scenario:
You use SQL Server Audit in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to audit an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine or of a single database.
The instance of SQL Server 2008 is running on an IA-64 computer.
The audit target is the Windows Security log or the Windows Application log.
In this scenario, corrupted codes are recorded in the Windows Security log or in the Windows Application log. For example, the following information is recorded in the log:
This issue does not occur when the audit target is a file.
This issue does not occur when the instance of SQL Server 2008 is running on an x86 or x64 computer.
Cumulative update information
Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 SP 3
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 6. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2715953 Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 SP3
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 SP3 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:
2629969 SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about SQL Server Audit, go to the following MSDN website: