This article describes an on-demand hotfix update package for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 (SP4). This update contains hotfixes for issues that were fixed after the release of SQL Server 2008 SP4. See the hotfixes that are included in this hotfix update package and the hotfix update package information.
Note The build number of the hotfix update package is 10.50.6526.0.
How to obtain this hotfix update package
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix 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, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if 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 hotfix. 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 hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Hotfixes that are included in this hotfix 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:
KB article number
Hotfix update package information
To apply this hotfix update package, you must be running SQL Server 2008 SP4. See KB 968382: How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008.
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix update.
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:
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