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SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update 19: The Latest Fixes and Improvements


Announcing SQL Server 2017 Cumulative Update 19: Fixes You Need to Know About

Microsoft has released the latest Cumulative Update 19 for SQL Server 2017, which includes a bunch of bug fixes for issues that impacted its performance. The cumulative update focuses on improving SQL Server’s quality and providing bug fixes that might have been missed during the initial release.

The latest release includes a variety of fixes for different issues that users may face while using SQL Server 2017. One of the significant fixes includes the issue where a database remains in a frozen I/O state indefinitely when backed up by VSS. This issue has been fixed in the latest update, which should improve the performance of the database.

Another notable fix includes the issue where MDS and/or LocalDB patch installation fails if you patch SQL Server 2016 or 2017 with a next CU. This issue has been resolved, ensuring that patch installations are successful, and databases continue to run smoothly.

In addition, the latest Cumulative Update 19 also includes improvements related to SQL performance, management tools, and high availability. It includes a fix for the slow query performance when using query predicates with UPPER, LOWER or RTRIM with default CE in SQL Server 2017.

Furthermore, Microsoft has also made improvements to the CAB files for R/Python runtime features. Users can now download new CAB files that have fixes, enhancing the user experience with the latest update.

Overall, the Cumulative Update 19 for SQL Server 2017 is an essential update for users who want to enhance their SQL Server’s performance and address the issues they may have faced with the previous version. The update can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft website, and users can also find the installation instructions on the same page.

In conclusion, it is crucial for users to keep their databases up-to-date with the latest updates and patches. This ensures that their databases continue to perform optimally and provide users with a hassle-free experience.