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Article ID: 2397020 - Last Review: May 20, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release.

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use a Windows account to log on to a computer that is running Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.
  • You use the Windows account to configure an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 on the computer.
  • You change the Windows account password.
  • You try to update the password for the instance of SQL Server in SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM).

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Access is denied. [0x80070005]

Resolution

Cumulative update information

Cumulative update 11 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 11. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2834048  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834048/ ) Cumulative update package 11 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2629969  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2629969/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released

SQL Server 2008 R2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 4. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 R2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2345451  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2345451/ ) Cumulative Update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 R2 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
981356  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981356/ ) The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 was released

Workaround

To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. In SSCM, change the instance of SQL Server to a different account. For example, click Built-in account, and then select the Local System account.
  2. Change the instance of SQL Server back to the original account by using the new password of the Windows account.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

For more information about how to change the password for the accounts that are used by SQL Server, visit the following Microsoft website:
How to change the password for the accounts that are used by SQL Server (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms365941.aspx)

For more information about the Windows Vista integrity mechanism, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the Windows Vista integrity mechanism (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb625964.aspx)

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ ) An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ ) New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
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