One weird hotfix

FIX: Event ID: 1 may be logged when you use a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer to back up a snapshot in SQL Server 2005:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;934396


Okay that’s a slightly weird hotfix


 


 


When I get a hotfix I unzip it and put it in a folder with the KB number on it.


 


So I went to install it and it gave this cryptic message about being a backwards compatibility install and I wondered if I had the right hotfix. So I went back to the folder to ensure I had the right hotfix and the hotfix.txt file had a different KB number.



Hm.. did I screw up?  So let’s go back to the original hotfix email and sure ’nuff it has two KB numbers in the email

Package:
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KB Article Number(s): 934396, 935679
Language: English
Platform: i386
Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/SQLCompat2005/sp2/SQLCompat2005_SP2_Hotfixmungingthefilename)
Password: AgaindoyoureallythinkI’dputafileandpassworduphere?
Password Changes On: 05/18/2007
Regardless this is one weird hotfix as it is like going through a reinstall
 


Finished.  That should ensure that I don’t get those annoying but not harmful error messages in the event logs during/after backup.

One Thought on “One weird hotfix

  1. Paul Shapiro on June 2, 2007 at 4:44 pm said:

    Thanks for the pointers. Although I’ve been on the phone with MS for half an hour already waiting to get the hotfix.

    You mentioned the strange installation title. The fix is for “SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components”. With that context, the title makes more sense.

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