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 the Advanced/Enterprise installation mode to install a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 failover cluster through the graphical user interface (GUI).
In the Advanced cluster preparation step, you specify a collation that is not the default collation for the SQL Server database engine.
In this scenario, the Ready to install screen of the Advanced cluster completion step displays an incorrect collation. The collation that is displayed differs from the collation that you specified in the Advanced cluster preparation step. Additionally, you cannot change this collation.
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973601 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008
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 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:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
Install the SQL Server cluster by using the Integrated installation mode instead of the Advanced/Enterprise installation mode.
Install the SQL Server cluster at a command prompt.
After you complete the installation, rebuild the master database and any other databases by specifying the new collation in the SQLCOLLATION property of the setup command.
For more information about how to do this, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: