Cumulative Update # 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Cumulative Update # 6 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

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Dear Customers,

The 6th cumulative update release for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 is now available for download at the Microsoft Support site. Cumulative Update 6 contains all the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 hotfixes which have been available since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2.

To learn more about the release or servicing model, please visit:

Previous Cumulative Update KB Articles:

Shweta Swami
Program Manager
SQL Server Sustained Engineering

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  • The hotfix download links being generated and sent to our email's are not resolving.

  • Unable to complete the download of x64 largest EXE (462311_intl_x64_zip.exe) - have tried numerous times.  Downloads to >80% complete, then fails.  No data connectivity issue on my end--have tried two different network connections independent of one another, same behavior.

  • Whenever I click the green "Hotfix Download Available ->" button, I get an almost empty page with no download links!

  • I was able to download and apply CU#6 successfully about a week ago, but I notice it's now no longer available (the big several-hundred MB file; there are a few smaller ones still there). Has it been retracted for some reason we should know about? We've been testing internally and have not discovered any issues.

  • I'd like to know also why the download disappeared and when we can expect to have it back?

  • Hello?  Can we please have some communication as to why the download is still not available?  It's a bit misleading to say "is now available for download" when it isn't, don't you think?

  • Hello all,

    I have today received the following Information from Microsoft:

    In extensive regression testing, it was found that under certain circumstances, index corruptions can occur with the CU6 - COD.

    Thats the reason why the download disappeared for the CU6 COD (Critical On Demand)

    We all need to wait for the CU7 (for a few Days)



  • Hello all,

    The KB Articel is updated:

    Article ID: 2830140 - Last Review: June 13, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

    Statement of support

    There is an issue with the SQL Server Database engine components of original cumulative update package. Therefore, you cannot download this package now. However, you can instead apply the following package to resolve the issues that are described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:


    This will update the SQL Server build to 10.50.4285.0. Customers that installed the original package (build 10.50.4279.0) should upgrade to the above build as soon as possible.



  • Does anyone know where i can find out if this needs to be applied to all instances manually or whether they are all updated automatically?

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