Tag Archives: patching

Another Re-Release

If you haven’t noticed, SQL Server Release Services dropped an updated CU6 for SQL Server 2014 SP1 this week. This replaces a previous CU6 that had a NOLOCK bug in it, and the old KB article (and patch) have been … Continue reading

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Install Cumulative Updates

For years I haven’t recommended installing Cumulative Updates (CU) as they are released. The main reason is that Microsoft has had language associated with their CUs that say customers should not install a particular CU unless they are experiencing the … Continue reading

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Reasonable Timeframes

Many of us hear about problems with various systems on a regular basis. We report them in Database Weekly far too often, and I’m sure a few of you have been informed (or found) bugs, nagging issues, even vulnerabilities in … Continue reading

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The Service Pack Fiasco

I remember getting a Service Pack years ago that caused a blue screen of death on Windows 2000 servers when it was installed. In fact, a quick search shows that quite a few operating systems (and SQL Server 2005) have had issues … Continue reading

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The Final Service Packs

There was an announcement recently that Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008 R2 was released. This is the final SP for that version and is mostly a rollup of all the previous cumulative updates (CU), though there are a couple additional … Continue reading

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MS14-044–Security Alert for SQL Server

I just saw this, but you should be aware. There’s a potential Denial of Service/Elevation of Privilege bug in SQL Server. Here’s the bulletin: MS14-044 There are QFE and GDR patches for versions since 2008, but you need to read … Continue reading

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Patching Problems

I applied the Windows 8.1 update a few weeks ago and had some issues with my machine. Windows was fine, but I lost my SQL Server service. A few other users, including some of the SQLServerCentral community also had issues and sent me … Continue reading

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Patching Problems

I applied the Windows 8.1 update a few weeks ago and had some issues with my machine. Windows was fine, but I lost my SQL Server service. A few others, including some of the SQLServerCentral community also had issues, but their fixes … Continue reading

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Beware the Windows 8.1 Update Upgrade

I had Windows 8.0 on my laptop, and went to Win 8.1 earlier this year. Everything went well. Even this spring, when I installed the 8.1 update, things went well on my laptop. This was my test environment, as most … Continue reading

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Lobbying for Change

I ran across a note recently on Twitter from Adam Machanic. He wrote:  Just spent most of the day working through a subtle PK issue – 1 bad row out of 18M. Would have killed for this. The item in question … Continue reading

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