Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SQL Server 2005 SP3 is out today!

To everyone's surprise, Microsoft DID release the SQL Server 2005 SP3 before end of the year 2008! Now we are waiting for the brave souls to try it out before we adopt it at work


SQL Server Build version will be 9.00.4035 after SP3 (SP2 was 9.00.3042)

Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is now available. SQL Server 2005 service packs are cumulative, and this service pack upgrades all service levels of SQL Server 2005 to SP3. You can use these packages to upgrade any of the following SQL Server 2005 editions:

* Enterprise
* Enterprise Evaluation
* Developer
* Standard
* Workgroup

System Requirements
* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
* 32-bit systems (x86)
o PC with Intel or compatible Pentium III 600 MHz or higher processor (1 GHz or faster recommended)
* 64-bit systems (x64, ia64)
o 1GHz or faster processor
* Minimum of 512 MB of RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
* 675 MB of available hard disk space

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) is designed to run on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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