SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 is available!

Microsoft has released the final Service Pack (SP4) for SQL Server 2008.

  • Build # 10.00.6000
  • KB Article: KB #2979596 (Download)
  • 6 public fixes, including important security fixes from MS14-044
  • Relevant for builds < 10.00.6000
  • NOT for SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.xxxx)

Once more, this is the last service pack for SQL Server 2008, and it will not appear in Microsoft Update. Both 2008 and 2008 R2 are now out of mainstream support, and neither versions will receive any further cumulative updates. Now might be a good time to start planning to getting up to date on all of the fixes possible.

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.