This article describes that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008. Additionally, it provides the information for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
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Release date: October 6, 2011
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Note If you only have a client profile for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed on the system that is hosting SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base before you apply the service pack.:
Release date: September 29, 2010
Release date: April 7, 2009
Consider the following when you use Microsoft Update to apply SQL Server Service Packs:
Microsoft distributes fixes in service packs. Service packs keep a product current. They include hotfixes and fixes to issues that are reported through the Microsoft SQL Server community. Service packs may also include issues that our support organization feels have to be addressed. The most common metrics that are applied for triage of those items are customer call volume and customer satisfaction scores. These updates and components are conveniently bundled for easy downloading.
Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack.
Article ID: 968382
Last review: April 22, 2014
Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
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