SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 has released.

Dear Customers,

 UPDATE (June 21 2016): This service pack is now available in the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Microsoft SQL Server Product team is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3).

As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is free and doesn’t require an additional service contract. Both, the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download


SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 contains fixes to issues that have been reported internally, through our customer feedback platforms, and Hotfix solutions provided since SQL Server

2008 R2 Service Pack 2 up to and including Cumulative Update 13.  It is primarily a roll up of Cumulative Updates as it is the last Service Pack for SQL Server 2008 R2. It also includes the MS14-044 update.

We will not release Cumulative Updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3.

To obtain SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 please visit the links below:

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 will release through other distribution channels over the next couple of weeks.


Also, we are planning to release SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 4 within a few weeks.

Related Downloads & Documents:


Jean-Yves Devant

Senior Program Manager/SQL Server.

Servicing PM of High Availability and MobileTechnologies.

Feature PM Replication Technologies.

Business owner/release PM of Service Packs.