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Cumulative update package 7 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2008 SP3.

Note The build number of the cumulative update package is 10.00.5794.00.

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.

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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, go to the following Microsoft website: 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




FIX: Error messages when you use dtexec to execute packages in SQL Server 2008 Integration Services



FIX: "out of memory" error when you use ODBC with SQL Server 2012or SQL Server 2008



FIX: Error is logged when you start SQL Server 2008 or when a client sends a request to the program



FIX: High CPU usage when you execute an UPDATE statement that includes a "WHERE CURRENT OF <cursor>" clause in SQL Server 2008



FIX: "[Teradata Database] [3737]" error when you click "Count" in the Aggregation Design Wizard in SSAS 2008



FIX: Access violation or incorrect result when you insert data into or update a new partition of a partitioned table in SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008



FIX: Unnecessary updates to a subscriber after you reinitialize it if a new article is added to a publication in SQL Server 2008, in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: SQL Server Agent job fails if you set the job schedule type as "Start automatically when SQL Server Agent starts" in SQL Server 2008 SP2, SQL Server 2008 SP3 or SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2



FIX: Poor performance when you run a query that contains correlated AND predicates in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012



FIX: Cannot add an article to a publication that is in a database mirroring partnership in SQL Server 2008



FIX: Changes are not synchronized to subscribers after you change an article filter in a transactional publication in SQL Server 2008

Cumulative update package information


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.


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:

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

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