SQL Server 2005 SP4 available through Microsoft Update

Today (Jan 25th, 2011), Microsoft released SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 (SP4) to Microsoft Update. SP4 was made available on the download center back in December 2010.   The SP4 update for non-Express SQL Server editions (Developer, Enterprise, Standard, and so on) will be made available as an optional update. As an optional update,…

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The new SQL Server Setup Portal is live on TechNet

Check it out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/ff625277.aspx.   This is just the initial phase of a solution-based portal page to help you discover useful Setup content. The content will continue to evolve.

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SQL Server on Windows 7

SQL Server is supported on Windows 7, but you may need to apply the latest Service Pack level to be supported.    Here are the supported products and SP levels: SQL Server 2005: SP3 is required SQL Server 2008: SP1 is required SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP3:Supported without any additional updates The service pack for…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 Microsoft Update release for Windows 7

On June 23rd, 2009 the following SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) updates will be available for Windows 7 through Microsoft Update (MU).    Update Name Available through Automatic Update Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (KB955706)   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Failover Clustering (KB955706)   Microsoft SQL Server 2005…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 through Microsoft Update now supports clustering

On March 24th, we revised the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Update logic to offer when a clustered instance is detected. When the logic was originally released, the logic would not offer if an instance was detected to be clustered. Since the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack still requires credentials to launch the…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3, SQL Server 2005 SP2 CUs, or SQL Server 2008 may cause XP SP2 to restart

The executable files included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, SQL Server SP2 CUs (Hotfixes) and SQL Server 2008 have been manifested to include Vista and Windows 2008 information. Due to a bug in Windows XP SP2 without the hotfix or XP SP3 release you may encounter one of the following bugs. We are still evaulating how common…

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SQL Server SP3 has compatibility issues on Vista and Windows 2008

SQL Server SP3 shipped with files that have known compatibility issues on Vista and Windows 2008. To resolve, it is suggested that you apply Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, See http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=960320 for more information.   If you obtain the SQL Server SP3 update through Microsoft Update when available, you may see a Windows dialog mentioning…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 on Microsoft Update

As you have probably seen, SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?familyid=AE7387C3-348C-4FAA-8AE5-949FDFBE59C4&displaylang=en. At the end of January SQL Server 2005 SP3 will be available through Microsoft Update. SP3 that will update non-Express editions (Developer, Enterprise, Standard, and so on) won’t be available for automatic update. You can obtain the update…

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