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Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008

Since we have been developing with SQL Server 2008 here at work on my latest project I have been keeping an eye on its available updates and fixes (at least until they come out with Service Pack 1). Cumulative Update Package 3 has been made available now.

Per Microsoft:

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 2008 service pack that contains the hotfixes in this cumulative update package.

After scanning down the list it seems that we could benefit from at least two or three fixes listed:

  • FIX: You may encounter a deadlock scenario when you use table variables in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008
  • FIX: When you use a ReportViewer control to view a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report that contains two pages, the formatting for the second page is lost
  • FIX: When you print a report by using the SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Client-Side Printing functionality, the spacing is too small or too large

I would probably take Microsoft’s advice and hold off installing this update if you’re not specifically seeing any of the issues mentioned in the fix list.

You can download Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 here.

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