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Bug #: 36 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 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 2000 fix release.
This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
The prerequisites for applying the hotfix package
Whether you must restart the computer after you apply the hotfix package
Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
Whether you must make any registry changes after you apply the hotfix package
The files that are contained in the hotfix package
Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, one connection processes a cube in a loop. This cube uses the relational OLAP (ROLAP) storage mode. At the same time, another connection runs a succession of multiple Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) queries. In this scenario, the connection that processes the cube stops responding when the connection that runs the MDX queries times out. This problem occurs even though the CommitLockTimeout registry entry is set for the instance of Analysis Services. In this case, the cube is locked unless you restart the Analysis Services service.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 4 (SP4)
For information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services SP4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
You do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, 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