SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 4 is available
March 17th, 20093
SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update 4 is available
March 17th, 20093

If you are running SQL Server 2008 and haven't yet installed the SP1 CTP, you may want to check out Cumulative Update 4 (build 1798) in KB #963036.  You obviously won't be able to install the hotfix if you already have the SP1 CTP, even though the new cumulative update contains some fixes that aren't in SP1 (and won't be when it is released).

When I initially downloaded these files, they were about 200K and, just as rumknight commented, had an error message trying to extract. I sent a note on to Microsoft right away, and while I have not received a response, in the meantime I tried to download using Google Chrome, and it seems to be getting the correct files this time (don't laugh at my slow download speed, I am doing this inside a VM whose host is connected to a slow work VPN). So I'm not sure if they've fixed the downloads and IE is still stuck on a cached version of the files, or if Chrome really is better at handling downloads, but it might be worth trying if you are still getting the incorrect files in IE.

By: 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 husband, a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him.

3 Responses

  1. AaronBertrand says:

    Yes, that is true, the current download files we are being sent are very small and do not actually contain the hotfix.
    (In my defense, I am already on SP1 CTP (2520) everywhere, so I hadn't yet tried to download / extract the files.)
    I will pass the info along to the right people.

  2. Rumknight says:

    Anyone else noticed that when you download it, it says it is part of a multidisk set?

  3. tosc says:

    … and if you want to see the the whole information of builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released: