New SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update is available

A new CU (Build 3186) has been issued by Microsoft in KB #939537, though unlike previous updates, this one is not readily available for public consumption.  You must fill out a form to obtain the download…

I have this update already, due to a case I had opened with PSS, where deferred temp table drops were never catching up, eventually starving all the memory on the server.  Build 3186 cleared this up for me completely, without rearing any other side effects.  That does not necessarily mean you should rush out and get it, but if you suffer from any of the symptoms claimed to be resolved in the article, you should obtain the update and test it on non-critical systems.

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him. If I've helped you out, consider thanking me with a coffee. :-)