The final Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft has released the final Cumulative Update (#17) for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3.

  • Build # 10.00.5861
  • KB Article: KB #2958696
  • 9 public fixes
  • Relevant for builds 10.00.5500 -> 10.00.5860
  • NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)

Once more, this is the last cumulative update for SQL Server 2008. Both 2008 and 2008 R2 exit mainstream support in July of this year. That's two months away. If you want a final service pack for either or both of these major versions, and want your voice heard, please vote and express your opinions on this Connect item:

Connect #814658 : Release Final Service Packs for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

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, speak frequently at conferences, and write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips. I recently joined the team at Wayfair and hope to blog about some of the scale challenges I've already started helping to solve.