How to obtain Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
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 2005 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.
To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the cumulative update package. To submit an online request to obtain the cumulative update package, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Here is what is fixed:
FIX: Error message when you run a full-text query against a catalog in SQL Server 2005: “The execution of a full-text query failed. The content index is corrupt."
FIX: Some records in the fact table may not be processed when you process a dimension that contains many attributes or many members in SQL Server 2005
FIX: Error message when you synchronize a merge replication in Microsoft SQL Server 2005: "MSmerge_del_
FIX: You receive an error message when you try to access a report after you configure SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services to run under the SharePoint integrated mode
FIX: An MDX query does not return results when you execute the query against a cube that contains an unnatural hierarchy in a dimension in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
FIX: Error message when you deploy a SQL Server 2005 Analysis Service project that contains many cubes, and the cubes contain linked measure groups: "Unexpected internal error"
FIX: Error message when you try to insert more than 3 megabytes of data into a distributed partitioned view in SQL Server 2005: "A system assertion check has failed"
FIX: Error message when you run a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services package that contains an FTP task: “An error occurred in the requested FTP operation"
FIX: Error message when you try to create an Oracle publication by using the New Publication Wizard in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2: “OLE DB Provider "OraOLEDB.ORACLE" for Linked server
FIX: Error message when you synchronize a subscription by using Windows Synchronization Manager in SQL Server 2005: “The merge process failed to get correct information about the Interactive Resolver component from the Registry"
FIX: Error message when you use Service Broker in SQL Server 2005: "An error occurred while receiving data: '64(The specified network name is no longer available.)'"
FIX: Error message when you try to edit a SQL Server Agent job or a maintenance plan by using SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2005: "String or binary data would be truncated"
FIX: An access violation may occur, and you may receive an error message, when you query the sys.dm_exe_sessions dynamic management view in SQL Server 2005
FIX: The "User:" prefix is lost for the event information that is generated by a child package in SQL Server 2005 Integration Services after you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
FIX: The performance of a Multidimensional Expressions query in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Service Pack 2 is much slower than the performance in earlier builds of SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services
FIX: You receive a System.InvalidCastException exception when you run an application that calls the Server.JobServer.Jobs.Contains method on a computer that has SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 installed
FIX: You cannot install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies on a beta version of Windows Server 2008-based computer
FIX: Error message when you run a parallel query in SQL Server 2005 on a computer that has multiple processors: “SQL Server Assertion: File:
FIX: Error message when you try to update the index key columns of a non-unique clustered index in SQL Server 2005: " Cannot insert duplicate key row in object 'ObjectName' with unique index 'IndexName'"
FIX: Error message when you run a stored procedure that references a table that is upgraded from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005: “A time-out occurred while waiting for buffer latch"
FIX: When processing a dimension on SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services an error is raised with the following format: "The following file is corrupted: Physical file: \\?\
FIX: Error message when you use the UNLOAD and REWIND options to back up a database to a tape device in SQL Server 2005: "Operation on device '
FIX: Error message when you run a query that fires an INSTEAD OF trigger in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2: "Internal Query Processor Error The query processor could not produce a query plan"
FIX: Error message when you run a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services package that contains a Script Component transformation: "Insufficient memory to continue the execution of the program"
FIX: Performance is very slow when the same stored procedure is executed at the same time in many connections on a multiple-processor computer that is running SQL Server 2005
FIX: Error message when you run a stored procedure that starts a transaction that contains a Transact-SQL statement in SQL Server 2005: "New request is not allowed to start because it should come with valid transaction descriptor"
The MDX query performance is slow in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services because SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services does not reuse the data cache
The dta utility stops unexpectedly and an exception occurs in SQL Server 2005
When you run a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services package that uses the VariableDispenser class, the package fails and you receive an error message
After you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, you receive error 8624 if the result set of a fast forward cursor contains a certain number of columns
After you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, the performance of a MDX query is 10 times slower than the performance on SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services build 1555
When you open a SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services report after you install SQL Server 2005 Service pack 2, the parameter toolbar and the report toolbar does not appear correctly if you specify the SP_Full value for the rc:StyleSheet URL access parameter on a report URL
Error message when you use the Copy Database Wizard to move a database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005: "Cannot drop database "Database_Name" because it is currently in use.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly"
Error message when you use the bcp utility together with the queryout option to bulk copy data from SQL Server 2005 to a file: "SQLState = HY000, NativeError = 0 Error = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]BCP host-files must contain at least onecolumn"
After you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, the Msmdredir.ini file is frequently updated by each instance of SQL Server 2005
Error message when you use the BACKUP DATABASE statement together with the UNLOAD option and with the REWIND option to back up a tape device in SQL Server 2005: "Operation on device 'TAPE0(<\\.\Tape0>)' exceeded retry count"
When some MDX queries are executed at the same for the same role or for the same user in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, the CPU usage is very high
When you open a report that contains a date and time picker (DTP) control in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, the format of the DTP control appears incorrectly
Error 9003 occurs when you restore a transaction log backup in SQL Server 2005
The query syntax of a report is changed when you run the report in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Service Pack 2 on SAP BW 3.5
Error 8624 occurs when you run a query in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later versions. However, you can successfully run the query in pre-SP2 version of SQL Server 2005
After you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, publications that use precomputed partitions can cause the non-convergence of data
Error message when you use SQL Server Agent to run jobs by using a proxy account: " SQLServer Error: 22046, Encryption error using CryptProtectData, CryptUnprotectData failed (1723)"
Using SQL Server Agent to run jobs in the context of a proxy account may fail with error "SQLServer Error: 22046, Encryption error using CryptProtectData, CryptUnprotectData failed (1723)"
The performance of SQL Server 2005 decreases because SQL Server 2005 is waiting for access to memory objects which is indicated by the CMEMTHREAD waittype
An exception occurs in SQL Native Client: "New request is not allowed to start because it should come with valid transaction descriptor"
When you use SQL Native Client to retrieve a value in a column of the TEXT data type, you obtain incorrect result if the value contains more than 1024 characters
Memory leak of the TokenAndPermAccessCheckResult entries occurs in SQL Server 2005
When you use SQL Native Client for a connection, the connection switches to use the auto-commit mode from the manually-commit mode
SQL Native Client overwrite error codes which causes that you do not receive informative error messages when some operations fails
The performance of an INSERT statement or an UPDATE statement that uses the result from a query is much slower in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 than in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 or earlier versions if the query uses the nodes method
FIX: Error message when you connect to an instance of SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services by using the AMO library that is included with SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Analysis Services: "Cannot connect to Analysis Services version '10.0.1019.17'"