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SQL Server 2005 SP3 Now Available

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains hotfixes that were included in cumulative update packages for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 from cumulative update package 1 to cumulative update package 9, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. It also includes supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting.

Review what's new in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 for information on new or improved features in Database Engine, Notification Services, Replication and Reporting Services.

Review the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Fixlist article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information on bug fixes in SP3.

Note: If you are upgrading from SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 10 or from SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 11, you must apply a post-SQL Server 2005 SP3 cumulative update after you upgrade to SQL Server 2005 SP3 to obtain all the fixes. For more information about the post-SQL Server 2005 SP3 cumulative update, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: 959195 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

Download SQL Server 2005 Feature
Pack (December 2008)

The SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack is a collection of standalone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2005. It has been updated for SP3.

Download SQL Server 2005 SP3

To update SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 3, click the link below and download the files most appropriate for you.

View Readme files for SQL Server 2005 SP3 - Before you install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or SQL Server 2005 SP3 Express editions and tools, review the readme file and release notes to get information about installing SP3 and to learn about common issues that can impact your installation experience or use of the product.

Download SQL Server 2005 Express
Edition SP3

To download SQL Server Express Edition SP3, SQL Server Express with Advanced Services, or tools to help manage SQL Server Express, click the linksSQL_2005_ below.