SQL Server 2005 Express SP3 might already be on your system

Early reports indicate that some users running Express <= SP2 are getting SP3 for Express pushed to their system automatically as an important update, rather than recommended, which means that some users are getting it without even knowing about it.  Even though the official Release Services blog states that this behavior shouldn't start happening for another two weeks.  So just as a warning, if you don't want SP3 just yet (and if it isn't already installed), turn off automatic updates until this gets sorted out.  If I hear anything back from Microsoft on this issue, I will post here.

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at Simple Talk, SQLPerformance, and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him. If I've helped you out, consider thanking me with a coffee. :-)

1 Response

  1. Chris Wood says:

    On my VISTA SP1 home PC Microsoft Update is showing both SP3 and the SP2 patch (MS09-004) as important updates for my SQL2005 Express SP2 instance.