We had a problem applying a SQL Server Patch (2008). The Server would not restart so we set flag t902 to bypass the patch and get the SQL server running again. We think what caused this was because our Model DB was set to a collation other than the Master db's. So, we have set the model collation to match to the master db. And we have removed the t902 flag now.
- To apply the patch, can I restart the SQL Server or do I need to reboot the machine completely?
- How can I tell that the patch update went through - by checking select @@version before and after?