[EN] SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update 4 is available

LOGO__SQLServer2008R2SP2Xmass gift from Microsoft for DBA this year has been delivered in three parts. Third and last part is for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 2.

In this Cumulative Update 4 [version build: 10.50.4270.0] Microsoft resolved a lot of requested issues which can be applies to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for Small Business

Here is the big list of fixed bugs (with many connections to SQL Server 2012):

VSTS BUG: 1043439 | 2731068
FIX: "An unexpected error occurred" when you query some calculation data of an SSAS tabular model by using SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot for Excel 2010 or SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010

VSTS BUG: 1049062 | 2755192
FIX: SSMS freezes when you perform management operations that relate to roles to an SSRS 2008 R2 database

VSTS BUG: 1061516 | 2715512
FIX: Error messages when you use dtexec to execute packages in SSIS 2008, in SSIS 2012 or in SSIS 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1072675 | 2765785
FIX: Access violation when you execute an SSIS 2008 R2 package that contains a Sort transformation on a computer that has multiple CPUs

VSTS BUG: 1076490 | 2770630
FIX: Error message when you run UPDATE CUBE and SELECT MDX statements at the same time in SSAS 2008 R2 

VSTS BUG: 1077962 | 2770258
FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you run a query against a partitioned table in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1079200 | 2770635
FIX: Incorrect result when you run an MDX query against an SSAS 2008 R2 database that has multiple data sources

VSTS BUG: 1080450 | 2708012
FIX: Event ID 833 if I/O write operation occurs during a VSS snapshot backup in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1080453 | 2744760
FIX: Empty or incomplete tree view is shown in the Process Progress window when you process an SSAS object in SSMS or BIDS in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1080456 | 2761600
FIX: Text is truncated in a Tablix control in an report of SSRS 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 after you export the report as a PDF or image file

VSTS BUG: 1080459 | 2749560
FIX: "SQL Server Assertion: File: <bcmdsink.cpp>, line=<n> Failed Assertion = ‘src’" error message when you update BLOB data in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012 

VSTS BUG: 1080462 | 2749913
FIX: Unhandled exception when you use a marked transaction that spans multiple databases in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012 

VSTS BUG: 1080465 | 2754301
FIX: Large queries that modify data run slower than expected when many locks accumulate in a SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012 

VSTS BUG: 1080468 | 2754800
FIX: Error 17066 when you replicate a table article that contains an ntext data type column in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012

VSTS BUG: 1080471 | 2757344
FIX: Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) crashes when you select a WSDL file in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1080474 | 2757356
FIX: "The component is waiting for a notification" error message and SSIS 2012 or SSIS 2008 R2 package stops responding when you use Microsoft Connector 1.1 for SAP BI to extract data from SAP BW 

VSTS BUG: 1090691 | 2776344
FIX: Deadlock when you execute a stored procedure to alter a temporary table if lock partitioning is enabled in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1101721 | 2778479
FIX: 17066 and 3624 errors when you run the sp_refreshview stored procedure in a large batch that performs binary large object-related operations in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1113309 | 2780146
FIX: "Incorrect syntax near ‘IDENTITY_VALUE’" error when you try to decrypt data that is migrated from another database in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1121899 | 2781008
FIX: "User cannot be found" error message in SSRS 2008 R2 after the logon name is changed in Active Directory

VSTS BUG: 1122011 | 2777963
FIX: Installation fails when you try to install a cumulative update to an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1125937 | 2787595
FIX: An error occurs when you load a thesaurus file in SQL Server 2008 R2 that uses DBCS collation 

VSTS BUG: 1131076 | 819546
FIX: SQL Server support for mounted volumes

VSTS BUG: 1131695 | 2785079
FIX: A "non-yielding" error occurs on a server for Service Broker Message Forwarding in SQL Server 2008 R2 

VSTS BUG: 1132143 | 2784686
FIX: An access violation occurs when you query the missing indexes DMVs in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1133922 | 2696161
FIX: Error message when you try to view a report in SSRS 2012, in SSRS 2008 R2 or in SSRS 2008: "Different query parameters resulted in a same hash" 

VSTS BUG: 1133927 | 2756471
FIX: Incorrect result is returned when you query an indexed view by using the NOEXPAND hint in SQL Server 2008, in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012 

VSTS BUG: 1133935 | 2770891
FIX: "Non-yielding Scheduler" error message when you insert a record that contains large object (LOB) data into a snapshot database in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 

VSTS BUG: 1133939 | 2761934
FIX: Support for the varchar(max), nvarchar(max), and varbinary(max) data types is added in most OLE DB providers in SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2008 or in SQL Server 2008 R2 

VSTS BUG: 1133943 | 2509302
FIX: A database transaction log continues to grow after you upgrade to SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, SQL Server 2008 SP2 or SQL Server 2008 SP3 

VSTS BUG: 1133947 | 2770837
FIX: "Windows NT user or group ‘Domain_name\User_name’ not found" error message when you add a login to a case-sensitive SQL Server 2008 instance or SQL Server 2008 R2 instance 

VSTS BUG: 1133952 | 2778088
FIX: Memory leak if you enable the AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC statistics option in SQL Server 2008, in SQL Server 2012 or in SQL Server 2008 R2

VSTS BUG: 1140412 | 2788362
FIX: Error 28921 and error 18054 when you start an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 that is upgraded from SQL Server 7.0

VSTS BUG: 1113033
FIX: An access violation may occur in SQL Server when a thread that is waiting on NETWORKIO is chosen as a deadlock error.

Microsoft has recommended to test all hotfixes before updating in production environment. More information about this release You can find with the article: Cumulative Update 4

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

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for 32-bit, 64-bit and Itanium). This release is prepared as multilingual package.