Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 are available

Very early this morning, Microsoft released four updates: one for SQL Server 2005 SP3, one for SQL Server 2005 SP4, one for SQL Server 2008 SP1, and one for SQL Server 2008 SP2.

Cumulative Update KB Article Build Number Number of Fixes
SQL Server 2005 SP3 Cumulative Update #15 KB #2507766 9.00.4325 6
SQL Server 2005 SP4 Cumulative Update #3 KB #2507769 9.00.5266 5
SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update #13 KB #2497673 10.00.2816 12
SQL Server 2008 SP2 Cumulative Update #3 KB #2498535 10.00.4279 25

Note that Microsoft has officially confirmed that these are the last cumulative updates for SQL Server 2005 (both SP3 and SP4). So if you're still on SQL Server 2005, it really is time to start considering how long you want to stay on that platform.

Also, please do not try to apply the SQL Server 2008 cumulative updates to SQL Server 2008 R2 systems. You won't get very far and you won't break anything; I'm just trying to save you some time.

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 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.

3 Responses

  1. Chris Wood says:

    Thanks Aaron. I saw the updates but didn't read the release services blog entries fully.

  2. Chris Wood says:

    Where did you see the info on these being the last SQL2005 CU's?