Attention users running SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2!

This is a bit of a piggy back post but I find the information very important and should be publicized far and wide. Complete credit for finding this information goes to Aaron Bertrand. His blog post is located here.

The Problem

In April and May Microsoft released the following cumulative updates:

Suddenly all three of these downloads were pulled from the site.

one theory is because:

“In extensive regression testing, it was found that under certain circumstances, index corruptions can occur with the CU6 – COD.” (blogs.msdn.com commentary)

Another theory is:

A problem with the w3wp.exe. (label on KB #2830140)

Solution:

Anyone with the above build numbers on their servers should follow the below links to download the Critical on Demand (COD) updates. Your build numbers will update as seen below.

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