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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server releases through Microsoft Update on May 26th

    On May 26th, 2009, we made several revisions to existing updates to offer to Vista SP2, Windows 2008 SP2, or Windows 7. If you aren’t running one of these platforms, you will NOT see any difference. Update Revision Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (KB955706) Will now offer to Vista SP2 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Update

    Starting on April 28th, service pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 will be posted to Microsoft Update. The update will patch any edition or whether the instance is clustered or a stand-alone instance. To obtain the update, you need must opt into Microsoft Update and manually scan for the update. The service...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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