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This update contains the following improvements and fixes for SQL Server 2016 R Services:

  • Improves the installation process for offline scenarios, and improves installation error messages.

  • Improves the accuracy of optional telemetry that is generated by In-Database Analytics and R Server Standalone.

  • Adds the ability to run while using multiple processor nodes by disabling Intel MKL thread affinity under Launchpad.

  • Resolves a problem in which a call is made to rxPredict that specifies outData as an output table that has a fully qualified table name, and the call fails and returns an "Invalid object name" error message.

  • Resolves errors that occur when you use SQL Server 2016 R Services on Azure virtual machines (VMs) that are created in non-ExpressRoute subscriptions that have newline characters in connection strings.

  • Resolves TSQL issues that occur when SQL Server 2016 R Services run on Azure VMs in non-ExpressRoute subscriptions.


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. We recommend that you download and install the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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