News

Microsoft hires noted database researcher to help scale SQL Server

DeWitt to head research lab at UW-Madison, hopes to see results make their way into products.

Test Center review: Deep dive into SQL Server 2008

Microsoft unveils a road map for SQL Server "Kilimanjaro," which will contain new BI capabilities.

One-to-Many

Have Microsoft's new tools made you the part-time DBA?

Inside SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 isn't revolutionary by any stretch, but it includes a slew of new features that probably make this a no-brainer upgrade for most developers who rely on previous versions of SQL Server.

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 Virtual Pressroom

Check out the highlights from PDC 2008!

Microsoft Focuses on BI for SQL Server Kilimanjaro

Microsoft unveils a road map for SQL Server "Kilimanjaro," which will contain new BI capabilities.

Microsoft Empowers Enterprises to Think Bigger About Business Intelligence

Microsoft Corp. today kicked off its second annual Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Conference 2008 by announcing groundbreaking new technologies that will enable enterprises to bring the power of BI to information workers organization wide. New “managed self-service” business intelligence technologies and enhanced enterprise-class data warehousing capabilities usher in an era of truly pervasive BI.

SQL Server 2008 Ups Pressure on Competitors; Microsoft Boosts Manageability, BI, Performance, Productivity, and Security

For the majority of mission-critical applications today, SQL Server 2008 already has the strongest combination of price/performance, manageability, security, and DBA productivity. The latest version of SQL Server from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 offers hundreds of new DBMS features that boost the productivity of database administrators (DBAs) and developers, improve support for larger databases, and enhance security.

New Independent Study Finds 162% Risk-Adjusted ROI for SQL Server 2008 Deployment

An independent commissioned study conducted by Forrester Research explores the economic impact and ROI achieved by a healthcare customer after deploying SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 Released

SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform, has been released to manufacturing. This version of SQL Server provides powerful new capabilities such as support for policy-based management, auditing, large-scale data warehousing, geospatial data, and advanced reporting and analysis services. SQL Server 2008 provides the trusted, productive, and intelligent platform necessary for business-critical applications.

Technical RollUp

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Downloads

Other

SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC SP3

JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2000 Notification

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=07287b11-0502-461a-b138-2aa54bfdc03a

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Business Intelligence Cube Reference Guide

This document describes the dimensions, measures, KPI information, and other elements of the preconfigured cubes that are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=6a685df3-912d-4545-b990-cd2283c159fb

SQL 2000

SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC SP3

JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2000 Notification

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=07287b11-0502-461a-b138-2aa54bfdc03a

SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC Service Pack 2

JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2000 Notification

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=9f1874b6-f8e1-4bd6-947c-0fc5bf05bf71

SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC Service Pack 1

JDBC Driver for SQL Server 2000 Notification

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=4f8f2f01-1ed7-4c4d-8f7b-3d47969e66ae

SQL 2005

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Business Intelligence Cube Reference Guide

This document describes the dimensions, measures, KPI information, and other elements of the preconfigured cubes that are provided with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=6a685df3-912d-4545-b990-cd2283c159fb

SQL 2008

Microsoft SQL Server Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SQL Server protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=91ef5106-944a-41e1-b3a0-5bd3f2356f32

Microsoft Assessment and Planning

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=67240b76-3148-4e49-943d-4d9ea7f77730

Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency White Paper

This white paper provides guidelines and best practices for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 site resiliency.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=c930febb-3a44-4bf3-969d-1c52675a7063

New KB's

Other

SQL Svr Compact Edtn 3.5 AL: FIX: Some rows are deleted when you repair a database by using the Repair method together with the RepairOption.RecoverCorruptedRows option in SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and in SQL Server Compact 3.5 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967963/EN-US

SQL Svr Compact Edtn 3.5 AL: FIX: Error message when you try to create an encrypted database in SQL Server Compact 3.5: "The operating system does not support encryption"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972002/EN-US

SQL 2000

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2000 EN: SQL Server is not supported on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server application server (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327270/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2000 EN: Application errors occur after you run Xmlinst.exe on production servers (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278636/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2000 EN: Cumulative list of the hotfixes that are available for SQL Server 2000 SP4 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894905/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2000 EN: MS09-004: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2000 QFE and for MSDE 2000: February 10, 2009 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960083/EN-US

SQL 2005

SQL Svr 2005 Analysis Svcs EN: FIX: Error message when you run an MDX query that requests a dimension property on a parent-child hierarchy in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services or in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970551/EN-US

SQL Svr 2005 Analysis Svcs EN: FIX: An MDX query that uses the NON EMPTY clause and the DrillDownLevel function returns null values in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services or SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970966/EN-US

SQL Svr 2005 Reporting Svcs EN: How to install and how to configure SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938245/EN-US

SQL Svr 2005 Reporting Svcs EN: FIX: Error message when you open a report by specifying a multivalued parameter in a URL in SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services: "Default value or value provided for the report parameter '<Parameter>' is not a valid value" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970058/EN-US

SQL Svr Compact Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: Error message when you synchronize a merge replication with SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition subscribers: "A column ID occurred more than once in the specification. HRESULT 0x80040E3E (0)"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970915/EN-US

SQL Svr Compact Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: You cannot insert rows or upload changes into the SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition subscriber tables after you run the "sp_changemergearticle" stored procedure or you add a new merge publication article when another article has an IDENTITY column

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971970/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 EN: How to move databases between computers that are running SQL Server (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314546/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 EN: SQL Server support for mounted volumes (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/819546/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: The SQL Server 2005 Setup program may take much longer than expected to finish running (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910070/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: The SQL Server engine in SQL Server 2005 and in SQL Server 2008 may consume large amounts of memory during the setup configuration phase (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967522/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: Error message when you perform a full backup of a database in SQL Server 2005: "Backup failed for Server 'ComputerName\SQLInstanceName' " or "The backup of the file or filegroup 'sysft_FullTextCatalog' is not permitted because it is not online" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923355/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: When you run a query against a table that contains Traditional Chinese characters, the incorrect result is returned in SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948567/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: On a computer that has a multicore processor, if the ratio of logical processors to physical sockets is not a power of 2, you cannot install SQL Server 2005 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954835/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: Data results are inconsistent when you run a search query that uses the NEAR operator against an XML type data that contains the xml:lang attribute (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956574/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: Error message when you send an e-mail by using Database Mail in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008: "The operation has timed out" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968834/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: An assertion failure occurs when you switch the schedule of a report subscription between a shared schedule and a custom schedule in SQL Server 2005 Report Services or SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969528/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: You receive inconsistent results when you run index-related DMVs to return statistical information about missing indexes in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969844/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: CPU usage increases when you run a query that uses a string comparison function on a computer that has many processors after you upgrade to SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 or to SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970823/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: Error message when you send an e-mail by using a private Database Mail profile in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008: "profile name is not valid" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971402/EN-US

SQL 2008

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: List of known issues when you install SQL Server on Windows 7 RC or on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955725/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956909/EN-US

SQL Svr Express Edition 2008 AL: Windows File Protection error for "msxml6r.dll" in setup of SQL on localized Windows XP SP3 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958897/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you run a full-text query against a table that uses the Chinese word breaker in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967315/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: SQL Server 2008 Database Auditing shows query criteria as a parameterized value instead of the actual record (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967552/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The CPU usage of the resource monitor is very high when the virtual memory is running low in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968722/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you perform an online index rebuild operation for a table that has no clustered index in SQL Server 2008: "Location: pageref.cpp:913 Expression: IS_OFF" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968740/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive asserts after you delete a row that contains BLOB data from a SQL Server 2008 database (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968741/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you rebuild a table that has sparse columns in SQL Server 2008: "Cannot alter table '<TableName>' because the table either contains sparse columns or a column set column which are incompatible with compression" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968742/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a SQL Server 2008 Integration Services package that contains an Execute SQL Task that runs a stored procedure: "The type of the value being assigned to variable "<Variable>" differs from the current variable type"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969050/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: SQL Server 2008 Report Designer renders numbers in an order opposite to what you expect when you add a special character to a Textbox control that contains both Hebrew characters and numbers (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969357/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a query that uses the CASE function in SQL Server 2008: "Conversion failed when converting the <Type1> value ‘<A value>’ to data type <Type2>." (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969467/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a job whose owner is a Windows user account after SQL Server 2005 Agent or SQL Server 2008 Agent is restarted: "The job failed. The owner () of job <Job Name> does not have server access" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969611/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you click the Columns tab in OLE DB Source Editor in SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: "Error at Data Flow Task [OLE DB Source [1]]: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_OLEDBERROR" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969793/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you query data from a linked server that is created by using an index OLE DB provider in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969997/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The Management Data Warehouse database grows very large after you enable the Data Collector feature in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970014/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you try to stop database mirroring between two servers that are running SQL Server 2008: "Non-yielding Scheduler"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970044/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: When you create a compressed backup for a database in SQL Server 2008, you cannot stop the backup operation if the backup operation stops responding

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970133/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you run a query that uses the row_number function in SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970198/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A performance issue occurs when you run a full-text query that contains the "AND NOT" clause in SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970287/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The MAXDOP option for a running query or the max degree of parallelism option for the sp_configure stored procedure does not work in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970399/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message in SQL Server 2008 when you run an INSERT SELECT statement on a table: "Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint '<PrimaryKey>'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object '<TableName>'" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970507/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The data of a text box is missing when you print or export a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report that contains one or more subreports and one or more text boxes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970666/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A policy is evaluated against an incorrect target when you run the policy category in evaluation mode on a remote server that is running SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970713/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you run a full-text query that combines the NEAR operator together with the AND operator in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970909/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report in Business Intelligence Development Studio: "An item with the same key has already been added"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971049/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a SQL Server 2008-based application that calls the SQLBindParameter function: "The incoming tabular data stream (TDS) remote procedure call (RPC) protocol stream is incorrect"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971051/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: An INSERT INTO <table name> EXEC <stored procedure name> statement generates error messages even if you set the ANSI_WARNINGS option to "OFF" in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971057/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Quotation marks are rendered incorrectly when you export a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report to a .csv file (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971064/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you create a SharePoint subscription on a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report that uses cascading parameters: "This report requires a default or user-defined value for the report parameter '<Parameter>'" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971068/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The HTML format of a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report is not compliant with section 1194.22 standards in the Section 508 standards (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971132/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971490/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you process a partition in a measure group in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services: "Errors in the high-level relational engine. The binding for the '<ColumnName>' column is not a ColumnBinding type"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971772/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a multithreaded application that uses SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) version 10.00: "An item with the same key has already been added"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971914/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A Drillthrough action inside table groups passes incorrect parameter values in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971985/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: Error message when you install the SharePoint add-in for the ClickOnce version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 on an x64-based computer:"Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products and technologies is not installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972068/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you process a very big dimension by using the Process Update option in SQL Server 2008: "File system error: While attempting to read information from disk, a read error occurred for physical file: <filename>, logical file"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972101/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: When you query the DataSpaceUsed property or the IndexSpaceUsed property of a database that contains many tables in SQL Server 2008, the query takes a long time to finish

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972197/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you try to add a filter for an included column index in SQL Server 2008: "Add object to collection failed for IndexedColumnCollection of Index '<IndexName>'"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972198/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you try to disable Resource Governor by using the UI in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio after you drop a Resource Governor workload group: "Alter failed for ResourceGovernor 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ObjectKeyBase'"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972200/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The “Copy Only Backup” option is still available even though you select the “Differential” option in the “Back Up Database” dialog box in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972201/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The value of the Size property of the Smo.Server(<serverName>).Databases collection is incorrect after you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972207/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a MERGE statement on a table that has a unique clustered index and a nonclustered index in SQL Server 2008: "Cannot insert duplicate key row in object '<TableName>' with unique index '<IndexName>'"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972261/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services does not deliver a report that contains a line chart of the Stepped Line chart type at the scheduled time

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972521/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run a full-text query in SQL Server 2008 after you register an IFilter: "No appropriate filter was found during full-text index population for table or indexed view"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972650/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The removal of a transaction log file of the database on the principal server breaks a database mirroring session in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972681/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Installing SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 may reset the "max_worker_threads" column value for a SQL Server Agent subsystem

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972759/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The queries run very slowly when you run MDX queries in an application that uses the ADOMD.NET data provider through HTTP to connect to SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972763/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The SQL Server 2008 database engine and SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services may consume more power on Windows client computers than expected (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972767/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: An additional scrollbar appears when you use Outlook 2003 to open a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report that was sent in MHTML format to an e-mail subscription

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972833/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive an incorrect result when you query a parent/child hierarchy that contains a single member on a level in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972984/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: No results are returned when you run an MDX query that references a calculated member in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973200/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A change to the Maximum File Size property on a large database takes a long time to finish in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973204/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A specified collation is displayed incorrectly when you use the Advanced/Enterprise installation mode to install a SQL Server 2008 failover cluster through the GUI

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973250/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The SQL:BatchCompleted event and the RPC:Completed event displays an incorrect row count when you use SQL Server Profiler to monitor a sp_executesql stored procedure call in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973257/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you install SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 on a Windows XP-based computer that has SQL Server 2000 installed: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973301/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you capture a SQL Server trace file in SQL Server 2008: "Non-yielding Scheduler"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973302/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you run the sp_add_alert stored procedure in SQL Server 2008 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista: "SQLServerAgent Error: WMI error: 0x80041003"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973303/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: The Full-Text Search component is not completely rolled back to the Service Pack 1 version after you uninstall Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 that is applied by using a slipstream installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973888/EN-US