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Cumulative Update 2 to the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released

Cumulative Update 2 to the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released

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Version 9.04.004 of the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server has been released.  This release of the RML Utilities provides support for:

  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014 CTP2


  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

To download the current web release of the RML Utilities for SQL Server visit the following Microsoft Web site:

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x86) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/6/a/46a3217e-f523-4cc6-96e9-df73dd0fdd04/RMLSetup_X86.msi 

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x64) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/a/4/0a41538e-2d57-40ff-ae85-ec4459f7cdaa/RMLSetup_AMD64.msi 

This package includes:

• SQL Azure – Connectivity and ReadTrace/Reporter database storage support
• SQL Server 2012/2014 Client and Server Versions supported
• SQL 2005 thru SQL 2012/2014 Engine TRC support
• Limited SQL Server 2012/2014 XEL ReadTrace support, including limited XEL to TRC conversion
• Improved compressed file handling (types and performance – See Expander documentation for complete details)
• Includes ReadTrace and Reporter support for MARS connections  (OStress and Replay do not support MARS connections)
• Reduced memory footprint across all utilities
• .NET 4.0 Framework
• Performance enhancements (> 64 CPU support, processor group awareness, NUMA awareness)
• Parallel worker pools used internally to boost performance and reduce system impact
• Rollup of RML hotfixes
• Logging enhancements and additions

Note: A compatible release of SQLNexus is scheduled for release in the near future.

Bob Dorr - Principal SQL Server Escalation Engineer

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  • If anyone notices that you cannot click on the links on the RML Reporter make sure you get the latest Read Viewer update. You can find it below. Once I installed the update I could click on all the links.


  • Great job! Much needed update to RML


    Joe O'Brien  

  • Finally :) Now waiting for the compatible SQLNexus release...

  • I like the concept.. thank you for sharing this wonderful post..

  • OK - I gave you an atta-boy for the update to RML. Now I want my SqlNexus update. The perfstats scripts are SOOO useful...it would be nice to have a suitable tool to parse the output

  • I notices that I cannot click the links on the RML Reporter anymore, setup:

    Win 8.1 (x64), SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000.8), VS2013 (Version 12.0.21005.1 REL), Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 (incl KB971119), Report Viewer Runtime 2012 (11.1.4352.0), Report Viewer Runtime 2014 (12.0.2342.0)

    ... and this link is broken :-(


  • Reporter Links back on track:

    - Uninstalled all reportViewer versions (2008 sp1, 2012, 2014)

    - Installed 2010 sp1


    - added KB2549864


  • does anyone knows where this hotfix go? connect.microsoft.com/.../DownloadDetails.aspx

  • Managed to get the links working on Win 8.1 now! Followed instructions by DavidJonsson71 but had to find a new link to that KB:



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