SQL Server 2005 SP4 CTP is available for download
November 4th, 20101
SQL Server 2005 SP4 CTP is available for download
November 4th, 20101

Yesterday, Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4. You can read about the release on the following blog post from SQL Release Services:


If you don't want to read the blog post, you can go right to the download pages:

SQL Server 2005 SP4 CTP

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 CTP

The build number is 9.00.4912.

Note that the CTP only includes SP3 CUs 1-11.  So if you've installed CU #12, installing the CTP may undo some of the fixes from that update.  Also if you want to see the list of fixes that are in the service pack, you can see the following KB article; however, note that the article is clearly not complete at this point and will likely be updated (or replaced with a different article) between now and the official release of SP4:

KB #2303003 : List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 CTP


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.

1 Response

  1. Chris Wood says:

    I'm glad to see it fixes the salt problem with sa passwords. Every time we update our sa passwords we have to use the temporary sp to do it.