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  • Blog Post: RS Report Performance Relief in CU7

    Cumulative Update 7 for SQL 2008 R2 was just released.  Within that CU, there are two fixes for Reporting Services that people should be aware of that related to report performance. Large HTML This issue is related to reports that have a large amount of HTML elements.  This could be due to...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update or GDR fails when trying to rename the mssqlsystemresource files

    I’ve seen a few customers run in to this recently when the resource database is in a different location than the master database.  A cumulate update or GDR for SQL Server 2005 may fail with the following for the SQL Server Database Services 2005 in the Summary_%.txt log file.  Look for the...
  • Blog Post: Should I have a SNAC with my cumulative update?

    Here is a question we have received from several customers and internally at Microsoft: Do I need to apply the “SNAC” package that comes with some of the cumulative updates? Just so we are all on the same terms, SNAC refers to SQL Native Client . and basically contains our SQL Server “native code” data...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Cumulative Update or Service Pack Fails With - CREATE DATABASE failed

    Here is a situation where a cumulative update patch can fail if the default database path for the data and/or log either does not exist, or there is a permissions issue.  This example is based on a SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update 4 for SP3.  The problem can happen for any SQL Server 2000...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Setup prompts with “The installed product does not match the installation source(s).” (Part I)

    Recently I looked at an issue when upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 and in the middle of the upgrade it would halt asking for a matching source for VSS Writer.  However, there is nothing descriptive to tell you what specific source it is that you need to choose to find the right...
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