Cumulative Update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2

INTRODUCTION

Cumulative Update 7 contains hotfixes for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 issues that have been fixed since the release of SQL Server 2008 R2.

Note
This build of this cumulative update package is also known as build 10.50.1777.0.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

981356 The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

Important notes about the cumulative update package

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 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 Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2

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 R2 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:

Known issue

IntelliSense compatibility issue with Visual Studio 2010 SP1

If you have SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio RTM installed on a computer that is running Visual Studio 2010 SP1, you may experience a compatibility issue between Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio (SSMS 2008 R2) and the Transact-SQL Language Service that is included in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. To resolve this issue, install Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2.

Note For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2531482 FIX: The IntelliSense feature in SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 may stop working after you install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

IntelliSense compatibility issue with Visual Studio 2010 RTM

If you install Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2 on a computer that has Visual Studio 2010 RTM installed, you may experience a loss of SQL IntelliSense features in Visual Studio. To resolve this issue, install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). To download this service pack, visit the following Microsoft website:

SQL Server 2008 hotfixes that are included in Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 R2


Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that discuss these hotfixes will be released as they become available.


For more information about the SQL Server bugs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

VSTS Bug Number KB Article numberDescription
693751968215 FIX: Error message when you try to bulk insert data into a table that contains a DATE type column that uses a US date format in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2: "Bulk load data conversion error"
5773912451688 FIX: "CPerIndexMetaQS::ErrorAbort - Index corruption" error when you try to update a partitioned view in SQL Server 2008 R2
6937732476322 FIX: A common table expression-based query that uses the CHANGETABLE function runs very slowly in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or SQL Server 2008 R2
6937892478514 FIX: "The merge process could not access row data" error occurs when the Merge Agent stops, and rows are set to 4 in the genstatus column in the msmerge_genhistory system table
6711872481274 FIX: A query that uses the DATEDIFF function may run slowly in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
6492282484392 FIX: "xact_seqno" column in the "MSrepl_errors" table does not record a skipped row in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 if you use the "-SkipErrors" parameter in the Distribution Agent
6691472489667 FIX: SQL Server Agent job runs incorrectly if it is scheduled to run every hour on the last day of every week or month in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
6937592491510 FIX:A query that has a CONTAINS predicate in a WHERE clause takes a long time to compile in SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
6510872498818 FIX: Error 7359 when you run a query against a user-defined function or a view that uses a synonym on a linked server in SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
6583052503834 FIX: Assertion error when you try to recover a database in SQL Server 2008 R2
6586872504090 FIX: Access violation when you insert data into a new partition of a partitioned table after you drop a column of the table in SQL Server 2008 R2
6937902506795 FIX: "Insufficient data for an Image" error when you open a .pdf file that is exported from a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services or SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services environment
6635612506799 FIX: Performance decreases after you move a large report to SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
6937932509659 FIX: The dbo schema is preappended when you use a custom stored procedure in the sp_addarticle stored procedure
6937942510668 You can now use Package Installation Wizard (Dtsinstall.exe) to run the deployment manifest file of an SSIS package when SSIS 2008 or SSIS 2008 R2 is not installed
6937792511151 FIX: Column of a Flat File source is not imported if the next column data is one byte longer than the output column width in SSIS 2005, SSIS 2008 or in SSIS 2008 R2
6964922515286 FIX: "There is no function '{urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-sql}:variable()" error for an XQuery query that updates the value of an XML column in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
6749672515489 FIX: "Exception 0xc0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION" and SQL Server 2008 R2 crashes when you start a SQL Server Extended event session and perform actions that are bound to events in the Xevent session on a case-sensitive database
6326552516163 FIX: Report builder 3.0 stops responding after you run a query more than two times against a report model in SSRS 2008 R2
6787262516439 FIX: "The script '/MDM/ScriptResource.axd' contains multiple calls to Sys.Application.notifyScriptLoaded(). Only one is allowed" error on a SQL Server 2008 R2 MDS website
6767782518716 FIX: Script for an object of a SQL Azure database is not generated when you use SSMS 2008 R2 to connect to SQL Azure
6823042518808 FIX: "Expression: (pCopySrc - command) <= (int) cmdLength" error when you add a column to a table published in a transactional publication in SQL Server 2008 R2
6566662518876 FIX: MDX query incorrectly returns NULL or 0 values for some measures if a calculated member is used on the row axis in SSAS 2008 R2
6937772519358 FIX: "The integer value is out of range" error when you pass a bigint value as the last_sync_version argument of the CHANGETABLE function in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2
6871452520240 FIX: Permission error when you view a folder by using the "ViewMode=WebpartList" parameter in the query string for Report Manager in SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
6946252520808 FIX: Non-yielding scheduler error when you run a query that uses a TVP in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 if SQL Profiler or SQL Server Extended Events is used
6662882521127 FIX: PowerPivot window does not open when you open an .xla or .xlam file in Excel 2010 if PowerPivot for Excel 2010 is installed
6912302522708 FIX: Performance decreases after you move a report that contains a large multi-select drop-down parameter list to SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
6948342525273 FIX: A clustering model that uses the K-means algorithm generates different results that are affected by PredictOnly columns in SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
6805952526552 FIX: SQL Server Browser service periodically does not respond to incoming requests
6941332526959 FIX: Application performance issue when a query references temporary tables that are created in a session in SQL Server 2008 and in SQL Server 2008 R2
7015932531172 FIX: "Unable to obtain the current member" error when you run an MDX query in SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
6970042531482 FIX: The Intellisense feature in SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 may stop working after you install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
6861452532079 FIX: DML statements do not run on some columns in a table after you enable CDC on some other columns in SQL Server 2008 R2
6767782518716 FIX: Script for an object of a SQL Azure database is not generated when you use SSMS 2008 R2 to connect to SQL Azure




Cumulative update package information

Restart information


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

Registry information


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



How to uninstall the cumulative update package


To uninstall the cumulative update package, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, open the
    Add or Remove Programs
    item.
  2. Click
    Change or Remove Programs
    .
  3. To see all the updates for the SQL Server 2008 R2 installation, click to select the
    Show Updates
    check box.
  4. Uninstall the cumulative hotfix package.

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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