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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3)


Sept 26, 2014

Introduction

Microsoft announces the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3). SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download Center.

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 contains Cumulative Update 1 to 13 from SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. The package can be used to upgrade the following SQL Server 2008 R2 editions:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Computing Edition
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition and Developer Edition
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition

Microsoft highly encourages its customers to stay on a supported service pack to ensure they are on the latest and most secure version of SQL Server 2008 R2.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Build List

You can find the complete list of all the Cumulative Updates, Security Patches, and Services Packs of SQL Server 2008 R2 here.

How to Slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

If you wish to Slipstream a SQL Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 3 then we recommend you to read the following article “How to Slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)” which explains the steps in details. However, its highly recommended to test the Slipstream Drop on a non-production environment before applying the same in Production Environment.

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Important Note

Microsoft SQL Release Service Blog mentions that Microsoft will not be releasing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Service Pack 3.

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