KB2715953 - Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

INTRODUCTION

Cumulative update package 6 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3.

Note This build number of the cumulative update package is 10.00.5788.00.

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.

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

2629969 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • SQL Server 2008 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.

More Information

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, go to 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

KB article number

Description

934425

2498839

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

924224

2543687

FIX: Errors when a client application sends an attention signal to SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2

934417

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 or in SQL Server 2008 R2

837467

2644794

FIX: fFalse assertion error when you try to convert the value from an XML column to an XML variable in SQL Server 2008

958660

2645648

FIX: Export procedure fails when you export a 64-bit SSRS 2008 R2 report or a SSRS 2008 report that contains multiple levels of a document map to the PDF format

934429

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 or in SQL Server 2008 R2

934433

2673997

FIX: "The index data is damaged" error message when you run an MDX query against a dimension or partition in SSAS 2008, in SSAS 2008 R2 or in SSAS 2012

934421

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

905391

2699013

FIX: SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 stops responding and a "Non-yielding Scheduler" error is logged

950577

2706601

FIX: Series groups in a report are missing when you render the report in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services or in later versions of Reporting Services

947513

2713151

FIX: Access violation when you use Database Engine Tuning Advisor to tune a table in SQL Server 2008 if you enable the "Include filtered indexes" check box

961089

2720940

FIX: Corrupted codes are recorded in Application log or Security log when you audit an instance of SQL Server 2008 that is running on an IA-64 computer

966617

2723474

FIX: Event ID 322 error even though operations complete successfully in SQL Server 2008

973521

2727322

FIX: Incorrect results are returned when you run a query that uses parallelism in the query execution plan in SQL Server 2008


Cumulative update package information

Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2008 SP3.

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

Registry information


To use one of the hotfixes in this 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
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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