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Production version of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is released

Ok, you have seen many blog posts out there asking for Service pack 3 for SQL Server 2005 (such as Are you ready for SP3 and SQL2005SP3_WorkStarted, it has been officially announced that the SP3 for SQL Server 2005 (out of CTP) is ready to downlod to test and apply on your SQL Server 2005 instances.

The Official SQL Server News blog refers about SQL Server 2005 SP3 as:

  • Roll-up of Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates completed since SQL Server 2005 SP2, as well as fixes to critical issues reported through the SQL Server community. Per revised servicing strategy for SQL Server releases, SP3 does not introduce major new features.
  • Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been refreshed along with this release.
  • SP3 can be used to upgrade from any previous instance of SQL Server 2005
  • For customers who will be upgrading from SQL Server 2005 SP2 CU#10 or SP2 CU#11, you will have to install the latest CU on SP3 after upgrading to SP3 release to get all the fixes.  

Here are the download links:

What you will observe with this is also an updated Books Online notification to download,  as we notified here on this SQL2005BOL download post.

Wait a Minute: (Until 11:00 hours GMT) the above links to download SQL2005 SP3 is not yet available, please check back here again for further update in this regard.

Ok here is the update the files to download Download SQL Server 2005 SP3 & Download SQL Server 2005 Express SP3  are available now, so make sure you test them on your Dev.Environment before applying on Production instances. (Kudos to the team that fixed this issue)

Published Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:14 AM by ssqa.net


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