Download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

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Microsoft has released the first service pack for SQL Server 2008. Service Pack 1 contains all the hotfixes and updates previously released through the Cumulative Updates, and aggregates them into one major update. Which improvements the service pack makes, can be here be read. The developers have SP1 on this page available for download, which can be used to update any SQL Server 2008 edition. The SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 release notes are as follows:

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. You can use these packages to upgrade any SQL Server 2008 edition.

Note:We remain committed to our plans to keep service packs contained, focusing on essential updates only, primarily a Roll-up of Cumulative Update 1 to 3, Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates, as well as fixes to issues reported through the SQL Server community . While keeping product changes contained, we have made significant investments to ease deployment and management of Service Packs:

  • Slipstream – You are now able to integrate the base installation with service packs (or Hotfixes) and install in a single step.
  • Service Pack Uninstall – You are now able to uninstall only the Service Pack (without removing the whole instance)
  • Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability

Version number service pack 1
Release status Alpha
Operating systems Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2003 IA-64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website Microsoft
License type Freeware
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