Service Pack – SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

Despite the fact that end of mainstream support ended for SQl Server 2008 R2 earlier this year, Microsoft have released SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3.

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 is available for download at the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 download page.
  • This service pack contains fixes from all 8 of the Cumulative Updates that were released since SP2 for SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a considerable number of fixes, so make sure you test patching before you deploy them in a production environment.
  • You must be running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 in order to apply this update. You can download previous Service Packs here.
  • Support for 2008 R2 SP2 ends 13th October 2015, so really you wanto install SP3 to extend support.
  • The build number for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 is 10.50.4000.0.
  • The build for SP3 is 10.50.6000.34.
  • Remember to download the correct version that you require as there are several version available depending on 32 bit/64 bit etc, and these service packs can be capacious, and you don’t want to waste bandwidth/time downloading the wrong one.

Service Pack 3 can be applied to any of the following Microsoft SQL Server 2008 editions:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Web

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

Author: Richie Lee

Full time computer guy, part time runner. Full time Dad, part time blogger. Pokémon Nut. Writer of fractured sentences. Maker of the best damn macaroni cheese you've ever tasted.

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