Microsoft Update Guidance for SQL Server

I have written several blogs covering SQL Server update being deployed though Microsoft Update.  See here for these blogs.  I thought it would be good, this time, to cover some general best practices obtaining SQL Server updates through Microsoft Update.   General: Any security update for SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008,…

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack (SP) 1 on Microsoft Update as a Required Automatic Update

[Update on September 4th, 2009] We are still discussing when to make SQL Server 2008 SP1 available through Automatic Update. At this time, it would be released through Automatic Update in September.  SQL Server 2008 SP1 started to be deployed through Microsoft Update on April 28th. We are now considering making the update available through Automatic Update…

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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 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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