Out-of-band hotfix releases for SQL Server 2008 SP4 and 2008 R2 SP3

Back in September, I blogged about the availability of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4. I made it clear that there would be no cumulative updates after those service packs, and while there still hasn't been any such release, Microsoft this week *kind of* made me look like a liar. They have released what they're calling an "on-demand hotfix update" in KB #3033860 (2008 R2 SP3) and KB #3034373 (2008 SP4). 

While the updates will bring 10.50.6000 up to 10.50.6525 or 10.0.6000 up to 10.0.6526, there is not much to them; only two fixes are listed publicly: 


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 father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him. If I've helped you out, consider thanking me with a coffee. :-)

2 Responses

  1. ben gleiberman says:

    thanks for the update note!  we never have time to source all these ourselves, and it is much appreciated that you care enough to share this info!
    Ben G.

  2. Chris Wood says:

    Good thing you blogged about this Aaron because the Release Services Blog nor the CSS Blog mention it. Had to dig for it on Premium Support site using the KB.