Cumulative Update 2 to the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released


Version 9.04.004 of the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server has been released.  This release of the RML Utilities provides support for:

  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014 CTP2


  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

To download the current web release of the RML Utilities for SQL Server visit the following Microsoft Web site:

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x86) – 

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x64) – 

This package includes:

• SQL Azure – Connectivity and ReadTrace/Reporter database storage support
• SQL Server 2012/2014 Client and Server Versions supported
• SQL 2005 thru SQL 2012/2014 Engine TRC support
• Limited SQL Server 2012/2014 XEL ReadTrace support, including limited XEL to TRC conversion
• Improved compressed file handling (types and performance – See Expander documentation for complete details)
• Includes ReadTrace and Reporter support for MARS connections  (OStress and Replay do not support MARS connections)
• Reduced memory footprint across all utilities
• .NET 4.0 Framework
• Performance enhancements (> 64 CPU support, processor group awareness, NUMA awareness)
• Parallel worker pools used internally to boost performance and reduce system impact
• Rollup of RML hotfixes
• Logging enhancements and additions

Note: A compatible release of SQLNexus is scheduled for release in the near future.

Bob Dorr – Principal SQL Server Escalation Engineer

Comments (10)

  1. John Sterrett (@JohnSterrett) says:

    If anyone notices that you cannot click on the links on the RML Reporter make sure you get the latest Read Viewer update. You can find it below. Once I installed the update I could click on all the links.…/DownloadDetails.aspx

  2. Joe O'Brien says:

    Great job! Much needed update to RML


    Joe O'Brien  

  3. Ash says:

    Finally 🙂 Now waiting for the compatible SQLNexus release…

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  5. Joe O'Brien says:

    OK – I gave you an atta-boy for the update to RML. Now I want my SqlNexus update. The perfstats scripts are SOOO useful…it would be nice to have a suitable tool to parse the output

  6. says:

    I notices that I cannot click the links on the RML Reporter anymore, setup:

    Win 8.1 (x64), SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000.8), VS2013 (Version 12.0.21005.1 REL), Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 (incl KB971119), Report Viewer Runtime 2012 (11.1.4352.0), Report Viewer Runtime 2014 (12.0.2342.0)

    … and this link is broken 🙁…/DownloadDetails.aspx

  7. David Jonsson says:

    Reporter Links back on track:

    – Uninstalled all reportViewer versions (2008 sp1, 2012, 2014)

    – Installed 2010 sp1…/confirmation.aspx

    – added KB2549864…/2549864

  8. Anders says:

    Managed to get the links working on Win 8.1 now! Followed instructions by DavidJonsson71 but had to find a new link to that KB:…/confirmation.aspx


  9. Dan Shelly says:

    A great resource folks! Something we used to dream about making available for customers!
    Keep up the good work…

    Dan (Microsoft’s original SQL Server Escalation Engineer)