UPDATE : SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update 3 is available

It seems this came out on April 20th, but I did not catch it at the time.  Better late than never, I guess.  As Sean Nolan pointed out in a previous post, CU#3 includes many of the fixes that were available in SP2 CU#13 and not in SP3 CU#2.  You can download the hotfix (which puts you to 9.0.4220) here:


Fellow MVP Geoff Hiten (@SQLCraftsman) asked if this is the Cumulative Update that contains the new trace flag for 'lock pages in memory' on Standard Edition.  Alas, it is not.  As I mentioned previously, we are getting this in CU#4 for SQL Server 2005 SP3 (expected in June) and CU#2 for SQL Server 2008 SP1 (expected before June).

Aaron Bertrand

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