As discussed here, SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 is now available for download here. The following information is taken verbatim from the Data Platform Insider:
SQL Server 2005 SP3 is now available for download and includes the following updates:
Download SQL Server 2005 SP3
Download SQL Server 2005 Express SP3
Download SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack Refresh – December 2008
Latest Books On-Line Update
If you need it (and if you're running SQL Server 2005 SP2, you pretty much do), go get it!
It’s that time of year again, when I disappear from the blogosphere for a couple of weeks to contemplate
Hot on the heels of the initial SQL Server 2005 SP3 release , Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2005
Does the update apply to SQL Server 2005 Express? Microsoft Update tries to apply it but hangs.
@Charles Felts: the SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 3 upgrade is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3181842A-4090-4431-ACDD-9A1C832E65A6&displaylang=en
Hope this helps..
Hi, just discovered your blog via the almighty Google :-)
When you say:
"SP3 can be used to upgrade from any previous instance of SQL Server 2005"
Does this mean it can be installed onto a fresh MSSQL 2005 RTM install or do SP1 & 2 need to be installed first??
Just been given my first SQL box and it's just had 2005 installed by a 3rd party!!