INTRODUCTION

Cumulative update package 9 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains hotfixes for the SQL Server 2008 issues that were resolved after the release of SQL Server 2008 SP2.

Note The build number of this cumulative update package is 10.00.4330.00.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new update release contains all the hotfixes and all the security updates that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 update release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent update release that contains this hotfix.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2402659 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • Each SQL Server 2008 cumulative update package now supports multiple languages. Therefore, one cumulative update package can be applied to any supported language.

  • One cumulative update package includes updates for all the component packages. However, a cumulative update package updates only those components that are installed on a system.

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How to obtain this cumulative update package

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 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the cumulative update is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a cumulative update package is not available for that language.

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 issues, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

VSTS bug number

KB article number

Description

861760

2498839

FIX: A memory error occurs when you perform a full process of a dimension in SSAS 2008 R2 or in SSAS 2008

811491

2625768

FIX: A database page is copied into a database snapshot even though the page is not updated when you perform a read operation in SQL Server 2008

839265

2634571

Improvements for the DBCC CHECKDB command may result in faster performance when you use the PHYSICAL_ONLY option

872438

2671078

FIX: "Attempting to set a non-NULL-able column's value to NULL" error message when you use a MERGE statement in SQL Server 2008

880519

2673997

FIX: "The index data is damaged" error message when you run an MDX query against a dimension or partition in SSAS 2008

854220

2680799

FIX: Error message when you perform a full population of a full-text index by using word breakers for Chinese language in SQL Server 2008

886909

2682488

FIX: Backup operation fails on a SQL Server 2008 database after you enable change tracking

Cumulative update package information

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2008 SP2.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968382 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008

Restart information


You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

Registry information


To apply one of the hotfixes in this cumulative update package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

References


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:

935897
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:

822499
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:

824684
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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