Report Builder of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 does not launch.

Dear Customers

 

we have discovered a problem with Report Builder that ships with SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3.

If you installed SQL Server 2008 R2, have upgraded it to Service Pack 2 and then applied Service Pack 3, then Report Builder will fail to launch. It will raise the following error.

 ERROR SUMMARY

Below is a summary of the errors,
details of these errors are listed later in the log.

* Activation of http://…/ReportServer/ReportBuilder/ReportBuilder_3_0_0_0.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:

+ File,
Microsoft.ReportingServices.ComponentLibrary.Controls.dll, has a different computed hash than specified in manifest.

 

We are not planning to release a fix for this issue. Instead we recommend you implement one of the following workarounds.

We acknowledge the inconvenience. Apologies for this.

Also, we are in the process of:

  • Updating the SQL Server Release Services Blog post announcing the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 to add a note to proactively inform customers.
  • Updating the download page of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 to add a note to proactively inform customers.
  • Creating and publishing quickly a dedicated KB article about this issue.
  • Responding to the two MSConnect items that we are aware of about this issue: 1001935 and 1001699.

 

Regards.

Jean-Yves Devant 

Senior Program Manager – SQL Server.