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SYMPTOMS

An error occurs when you perform a rolling upgrade to one of the following Microsoft SQL Server 2008 versions in a cluster environment:
  • SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update (CU) 7, build number from 10.00.1818 to 10.00.1822.
    973601  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973601/ ) Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) CU3 or CU4, build number from 10.00.2723 to 10.00.2739.
    971491  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971491/ ) Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
    973602  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973602/ ) Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
For example, consider the following scenario.

Note This example assumes that you are working with a 2 node SQL Server 2008 SP1 cluster. Node 1 is the active node (where the SQL Server cluster resource group is online) and Node 2 is the passive node.
  1. The installation of SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU3 completes the upgrade on the passive node (Node 2).
  2. An administrator initiates manual failover from active node (Node 1) to passive node (Node 2).
  3. When SQL Server is started by the cluster resource manager on the currently upgraded node (Node2), SQL Server script upgrade process kicks off and it starts upgrading the msdb database to the SP1 CU3 version.
  4. When the msdb database is being upgraded, SQL Server is started and is running. Meanwhile, SQL Server's cluster resource DLL reports healthy state to the cluster resource manager.
  5. Then, cluster resource manager tries to bring SQL Server agent cluster resource online.
  6. When SQLAgent.exe starts up, it tries to connect to SQL Server and runs Transact-SQL query to call the EnableAgentXPs function. This T-SQL call fails with the following error message:
    Error 18401, Login failed for user SQLTEST\AgentService. Reason: Server is in script upgrade mode. Only administrator can connect at this time.[SQLState 42000]


    Because of this failure, SQLAgent.exe terminates its startup process.
  7. Cluster manager detects agent startup failure and fails over the SQL Server group to another node (Node1). During the failover, SQL Server is stopped and the msdb upgrade process is rolled back.
  8. SQL Server and agent starts on the other node (Node 1) that is running SQL Server 2008 SP1.
In this scenario, if an administrator tries to fail over the SQL Server cluster group to Node 2 again, steps from (b) to (h) will repeat again and again.

Note In a multi-node scenario, when most of the nodes are upgraded, the setup program will fail over the active instance to one of the upgraded nodes. This causes the SQL resources to be moved between “upgraded” nodes since SQL Server agent does not start.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, use the following table to find the appropriate method for your version of SQL Server.
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The SQL Server version before upgradeThe SQL Server version you try to upgrade toResolution
The release version of SQL Server 2008SQL Server 2008 CU7, build number from 10.00.1818 to 10.00.1822Apply SQL Server 2008 Cumulative update package 8.
SQL Server 2008 SP1SQL Server 2008 SP1, build number from 10.00.2723 to 10.00.2739Apply SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative update package 5, or apply the hotfix that is described in the "Hotfix information" section.


Note If this problem occurs and you want to install an update that does not have this problem, follow the steps that are described in the "Installing SQL Server 2008 rolling updates on a failover cluster" section in KB 958734. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
958734  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958734/ ) SQL Server 2008 failover cluster rolling patch and service pack process


Cumulative update information

The release version of SQL Server 2008

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 8. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
975976  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975976/ ) Cumulative update package 8 for SQL Server 2008
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 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:
956909  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956909/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was also released in Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
975977  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975977/LN/ ) Cumulative update package 5 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
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 fix release. Microsoft recommends 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:
970365  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365/LN/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 installed before you apply this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

32-bit version

SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Shared
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bcp.exe2007.100.2740.088,40825-Oct-200921:29x86
Commanddest.dll2007.100.2740.0164,69625-Oct-200921:33x86
Datacollectorenumerators.dll2007.100.2740.069,46425-Oct-200921:35x86
Distrib.exe2007.100.2740.075,09625-Oct-200921:53x86
Dts.dll2007.100.2740.01,429,84825-Oct-200921:54x86
Dtspipeline.dll2007.100.2740.0694,10425-Oct-200921:54x86
Dtswizard.exe2007.100.2740.0804,69625-Oct-200921:54x86
Exceldest.dll2007.100.2740.0173,40025-Oct-200922:11x86
Excelsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0183,12825-Oct-200922:11x86
Flatfiledest.dll2007.100.2740.0276,31225-Oct-200922:14x86
Flatfilesrc.dll2007.100.2740.0283,99225-Oct-200922:14x86
Keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.013,65625-Oct-200923:05x86
Logread.exe2007.100.2740.0423,25625-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.dmf.dll10.0.2740.0296,79225-Oct-200923:28x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.pipelinehost.dll10.0.2740.071,51225-Oct-200923:31x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Oledbdest.dll2007.100.2740.0173,91225-Oct-200923:43x86
Oledbsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0186,71225-Oct-200923:43x86
Rdistcom.dll2007.100.2740.0651,09626-Oct-200900:03x86
Repldp.dll2007.100.2740.0191,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Replmerg.exe2007.100.2740.0341,33626-Oct-200900:04x86
Snapshot.exe10.0.2740.013,14426-Oct-200901:22x86
Sqlfthndlr.dll2007.100.2740.038,23225-Oct-200922:33x86
Sqlmergx.dll2007.100.2740.0192,85626-Oct-200901:24x86
Sqltaskconnections.dll2007.100.2740.0113,49626-Oct-200901:25x86
Sqlwep100.dll2007.100.2740.089,43226-Oct-200901:25x86
Tablediff.exe10.0.2740.096,08826-Oct-200901:24x86
Txdataconvert.dll2007.100.2740.0206,68026-Oct-200901:30x86
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Instance
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Databasemailengine.dll10.0.2740.075,60825-Oct-200921:35x86
Databasemailprotocols.dll10.0.2740.042,84025-Oct-200921:35x86
Sql_engine_core_inst_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.013,65625-Oct-200923:05x86
Sqlaccess.dll2007.100.2740.0405,33626-Oct-200901:22x86
Sqlagent.exe2007.100.2740.0367,44826-Oct-200901:22x86
Sqlctr100.dll2007.100.2740.072,53626-Oct-200901:23x86
Sqlscriptdowngrade.dll2007.100.2740.014,68026-Oct-200901:24x86
Sqlscriptupgrade.dll2007.100.2740.03,379,03226-Oct-200901:25x86
Sqlservr.exe2007.100.2740.042,725,20826-Oct-200901:25x86
Xpstar.dll2007.100.2740.0300,88826-Oct-200901:31x86
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Common Core
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll10.0.2740.0546,64825-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll10.0.2740.01,320,79225-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.xmla.dll10.0.2740.0227,16025-Oct-200923:23x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Msgprox.dll2007.100.2740.0202,07225-Oct-200923:34x86
Replprov.dll2007.100.2740.0575,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Replrec.dll2007.100.2740.0789,84826-Oct-200900:04x86
Replsub.dll2007.100.2740.0410,96826-Oct-200900:04x86
Sql_common_core_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.013,65625-Oct-200923:05x86
Xmlsub.dll2007.100.2740.0192,34426-Oct-200901:31x86

x64-based version

SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Shared
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bcp.exe2007.100.2740.0103,76825-Oct-200909:32x64
Commanddest.dll2007.100.2740.0247,12825-Oct-200909:32x64
Datacollectorenumerators.dll2007.100.2740.093,52825-Oct-200909:35x64
Distrib.exe2007.100.2740.086,87225-Oct-200909:43x64
Dts.dll2007.100.2740.02,203,48025-Oct-200909:44x64
Dtspipeline.dll2007.100.2740.01,086,80825-Oct-200909:44x64
Dtswizard.exe2007.100.2740.0800,60025-Oct-200909:44x64
Exceldest.dll2007.100.2740.0260,44025-Oct-200909:54x64
Excelsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0279,89625-Oct-200909:54x64
Flatfiledest.dll2007.100.2740.0414,55225-Oct-200909:56x64
Flatfilesrc.dll2007.100.2740.0424,79225-Oct-200909:56x64
Keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.014,16825-Oct-200910:23x64
Logread.exe2007.100.2740.0510,80825-Oct-200910:32x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.dmf.dll10.0.2740.0296,79225-Oct-200910:37x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.dmf.dll10.0.2740.0296,79225-Oct-200923:28x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.pipelinehost.dll10.0.2740.071,51225-Oct-200910:38x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Oledbdest.dll2007.100.2740.0259,92825-Oct-200910:50x64
Oledbsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0286,04025-Oct-200910:50x64
Rdistcom.dll2007.100.2740.0789,33625-Oct-200911:04x64
Repldp.dll2007.100.2740.0229,72025-Oct-200911:04x64
Repldp.dll2007.100.2740.0191,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Replmerg.exe2007.100.2740.0408,40825-Oct-200911:04x64
Snapshot.exe10.0.2740.013,14425-Oct-200911:58x86
Snapshot.exe10.0.2740.013,14426-Oct-200901:22x86
Sqlfthndlr.dll2007.100.2740.054,61625-Oct-200910:06x64
Sqlmergx.dll2007.100.2740.0229,20825-Oct-200912:00x64
Sqltaskconnections.dll2007.100.2740.0161,11225-Oct-200912:02x64
Sqlwep100.dll2007.100.2740.0119,64025-Oct-200912:02x64
Tablediff.exe10.0.2740.096,08825-Oct-200912:00x86
Txdataconvert.dll2007.100.2740.0306,00825-Oct-200912:06x64
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Instance
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Databasemailengine.dll10.0.2740.075,60825-Oct-200909:35x86
Databasemailprotocols.dll10.0.2740.042,84025-Oct-200909:35x86
Sql_engine_core_inst_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.014,16825-Oct-200910:23x64
Sqlaccess.dll2007.100.2740.0411,99225-Oct-200911:59x86
Sqlagent.exe2007.100.2740.0427,86425-Oct-200911:59x64
Sqlctr100.dll2007.100.2740.0108,37625-Oct-200911:59x64
Sqlctr100.dll2007.100.2740.072,53626-Oct-200901:23x86
Sqlscriptdowngrade.dll2007.100.2740.015,70425-Oct-200912:01x64
Sqlscriptupgrade.dll2007.100.2740.03,378,52025-Oct-200912:01x64
Sqlservr.exe2007.100.2740.057,879,89625-Oct-200912:01x64
Xpstar.dll2007.100.2740.0546,64825-Oct-200912:07x64
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Common Core
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll10.0.2740.0546,64825-Oct-200910:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll10.0.2740.0546,64825-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll10.0.2740.01,320,79225-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.xmla.dll10.0.2740.0227,16025-Oct-200910:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.xmla.dll10.0.2740.0227,16025-Oct-200923:23x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200910:38x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200910:39x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200910:39x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Msgprox.dll2007.100.2740.0246,10425-Oct-200910:41x64
Msgprox.dll2007.100.2740.0202,07225-Oct-200923:34x86
Replprov.dll2007.100.2740.0727,38425-Oct-200911:04x64
Replprov.dll2007.100.2740.0575,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Replrec.dll2007.100.2740.0976,72825-Oct-200911:04x64
Replrec.dll2007.100.2740.0789,84826-Oct-200900:04x86
Replsub.dll2007.100.2740.0492,37625-Oct-200911:04x64
Replsub.dll2007.100.2740.0410,96826-Oct-200900:04x86
Sql_common_core_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.014,16825-Oct-200910:23x64
Xmlsub.dll2007.100.2740.0308,05625-Oct-200912:07x64
Xmlsub.dll2007.100.2740.0192,34426-Oct-200901:31x86

Itanium-architecture version

SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Shared
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Bcp.exe2007.100.2740.0176,98426-Oct-200920:06IA-64
Commanddest.dll2007.100.2740.0557,91226-Oct-200920:06IA-64
Datacollectorenumerators.dll2007.100.2740.0190,29626-Oct-200920:09IA-64
Distrib.exe2007.100.2740.0205,65626-Oct-200920:17IA-64
Dts.dll2007.100.2740.04,250,96826-Oct-200920:17IA-64
Dtspipeline.dll2007.100.2740.02,020,69626-Oct-200920:17IA-64
Dtswizard.exe2007.100.2740.0800,60026-Oct-200920:17IA-64
Exceldest.dll2007.100.2740.0584,02426-Oct-200920:26IA-64
Excelsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0641,88026-Oct-200920:26IA-64
Flatfiledest.dll2007.100.2740.0951,12826-Oct-200920:28IA-64
Flatfilesrc.dll2007.100.2740.0975,19226-Oct-200920:28IA-64
Keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.019,28826-Oct-200920:52IA-64
Logread.exe2007.100.2740.01,124,69626-Oct-200921:00IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.dmf.dll10.0.2740.0296,79225-Oct-200923:28x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.dmf.dll10.0.2740.0296,79226-Oct-200921:04x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.pipelinehost.dll10.0.2740.071,51226-Oct-200921:06x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Oledbdest.dll2007.100.2740.0586,07226-Oct-200921:18IA-64
Oledbsrc.dll2007.100.2740.0653,65626-Oct-200921:18IA-64
Rdistcom.dll2007.100.2740.01,835,35226-Oct-200921:30IA-64
Repldp.dll2007.100.2740.0191,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Repldp.dll2007.100.2740.0522,58426-Oct-200921:30IA-64
Replmerg.exe2007.100.2740.0969,56026-Oct-200921:30IA-64
Snapshot.exe10.0.2740.013,14426-Oct-200901:22x86
Snapshot.exe10.0.2740.013,14426-Oct-200922:23x86
Sqlfthndlr.dll2007.100.2740.088,40826-Oct-200920:37IA-64
Sqlmergx.dll2007.100.2740.0428,37626-Oct-200922:24IA-64
Sqltaskconnections.dll2007.100.2740.0335,70426-Oct-200922:26IA-64
Sqlwep100.dll2007.100.2740.0216,40826-Oct-200922:27IA-64
Tablediff.exe10.0.2740.096,08826-Oct-200922:24x86
Txdataconvert.dll2007.100.2740.0674,64826-Oct-200922:30IA-64
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Core Instance
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Databasemailengine.dll10.0.2740.075,60826-Oct-200920:09x86
Databasemailprotocols.dll10.0.2740.042,84026-Oct-200920:09x86
Sql_engine_core_inst_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.019,28826-Oct-200920:52ia64
Sqlaccess.dll2007.100.2740.0398,68026-Oct-200922:23x86
Sqlagent.exe2007.100.2740.01,202,52026-Oct-200922:24ia64
Sqlctr100.dll2007.100.2740.072,53626-Oct-200901:23x86
Sqlctr100.dll2007.100.2740.0135,00026-Oct-200922:24ia64
Sqlscriptdowngrade.dll2007.100.2740.020,82426-Oct-200922:25ia64
Sqlscriptupgrade.dll2007.100.2740.03,384,66426-Oct-200922:25ia64
Sqlservr.exe2007.100.2740.0111,077,72026-Oct-200922:26ia64
Xpstar.dll2007.100.2740.0936,79226-Oct-200922:31ia64
SQL Server 2008 Database Services Common Core
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll10.0.2740.0546,64825-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll10.0.2740.0546,64826-Oct-200921:00x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll10.0.2740.01,320,79225-Oct-200923:22x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.xmla.dll10.0.2740.0227,16025-Oct-200923:23x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.xmla.dll10.0.2740.0227,16026-Oct-200921:01x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28825-Oct-200923:30x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sfc.dll10.0.2740.0403,28826-Oct-200921:05x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88825-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll10.0.2740.02,860,88826-Oct-200921:07x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22425-Oct-200923:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll10.0.2740.01,083,22426-Oct-200921:07x86
Msgprox.dll2007.100.2740.0202,07225-Oct-200923:34x86
Msgprox.dll2007.100.2740.0534,36026-Oct-200921:08ia64
Replprov.dll2007.100.2740.0575,32026-Oct-200900:04x86
Replprov.dll2007.100.2740.01,640,79226-Oct-200921:30ia64
Replrec.dll2007.100.2740.0789,84826-Oct-200900:04x86
Replrec.dll2007.100.2740.02,125,14426-Oct-200921:31ia64
Replsub.dll2007.100.2740.0410,96826-Oct-200900:04x86
Replsub.dll2007.100.2740.01,111,89626-Oct-200921:31ia64
Sql_common_core_keyfile.dll2007.100.2740.019,28826-Oct-200920:52ia64
Xmlsub.dll2007.100.2740.0192,34426-Oct-200901:31x86
Xmlsub.dll2007.100.2740.0558,93626-Oct-200922:31ia64

WORKAROUND

If the problem that is described in the "Symptoms" section occurs (steps from (b) to (h) repeat again and again), the administrator can set the SQL Server agent resource property to Do not restart group. If this option is set by using the Cluster Administration user interface (UI), the cluster resource manager brings the cluster resource group online and ignores the fact that SQL Server agent could not be brought online. Therefore, SQL Server service runs uninterruptedly and completes script upgrade on node 2. After script upgrade is completed on node 2, if the administrator manually brings agent resource online, the agent starts successfully.

Note The limitation of this method is that manually intervening during the upgrade process may not be acceptable if you are running a cluster that has many nodes. Therefore, we recommend that you wait for a hotfix solution.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Note This issue does not occur in SQL Server 2005. However, to keep a consistent behavior with SQL Server 2008. The changes in this fix were also included in Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to identify the SQL Server version that is installed on the computer, click the following article number to view the article in Microsoft Knowledge Base:

321185  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185/ ) How to identify your SQL Server version and edition


For more information about the same issue in a stand-alone environment, click the following article number to view the article in Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976953  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976953/ ) FIX: The SQL Server 2008 agent does not automatically resume running after you upgrade to SQL Server 2008 CU7 or SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU3/CU4 in a stand-alone environment


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

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  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
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kbhotfixserver kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbsurveynew kbqfe kbfix KB976761
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