SQL Server 2005 SP3

December 16, 2008

Wow, it’s here! After the phase of SQL Server 2005 SP3 beta has ended, Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2005 SP3 is available for download. SQL Server 2005 SP3 includes all cumulative updates up until and including Cumulative Update 9. Though it has just been released, there is already a Knowledge Base article about customizing the TokenAndPermUserStore cache store in SQL Server 2005 SP3
Still, if you have installed SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update 9 or SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update 10, then you may have encountered an error message such as “Unexpected Error Occurred” which was already fixed in SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 11.
Also for your consideration, if you have downloaded and installed SQL Server 2005 CU 10 or SQL Server 2005 CU 11 then you have to install them again after installing SP3 to get all the fixes.Last but not least, the Feature Pack for SQL Server 2005 SP3 has also been refreshed.

So go on and download SQL Server 2005 SP3!


Update 22/12/08: Following Cindy Gross and Dubi Lebel’s comments, I would like to note that Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 has already been released.


Add comment
facebook linkedin twitter email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



  1. Cindy GrossDecember 16, 2008 ב 13:24

    Rather than reinstalling CU10 and CU11 which are SP2 based builds, you need to install the SP3 based CU1 which contains the same fixes as the SP2 based CU10/11.

  2. Dubi (or not 2 B)December 16, 2008 ב 14:07

    Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 will be uploaded in a couple of days at which time the KB 959195 article should also go live.