This article describes cumulative update package 12 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2008 R2.
Note This build of this cumulative update package is known as build 10.50.1810.0.
We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. 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
Important notes about the cumulative update package
SQL Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are now multilanguage. Therefore, there is only one cumulative hotfix package for all languages.
One cumulative hotfix package includes all the component packages. The cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on the system.
How to obtain Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2008 R2
A supported cumulative update package is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. This cumulative update package may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.
If the cumulative update is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the cumulative update package.
Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific cumulative update package. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Hotfixes that are included in this cumulative update package
Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes will be released as they become available.
For more information about the SQL Server bugs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
VSTS bug number
KB article number
FIX: Pages of an SSRS 2008 R2 report are delivered incorrectly if you use the ReportExecutionService.Render method to render the report in image format or in EMF format
FIX: Error when you run the ProcessUpdate command against a cube that has partitions that use aggregation designs in SSAS 2008 or in SSAS 2008 R2
FIX: SQL Server Configuration Manager takes a long time to open if many SQL Server 2008 R2 instances are installed
Cumulative update package information
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
How to uninstall this cumulative update package
To uninstall this cumulative update package, follow these steps:
In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs
Note If you are running Windows 7, open the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Locate the entry that was installed by this cumulative update package.
Right-click the entry and select Uninstall to remove the cumulative update package.
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:
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:
New 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:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates