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Download the SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack, a collection of stand-alone packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008 R2.

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SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack
Download the 2008 Feature Pack for SQL Server 2008, a collection of stand-alone install packages that provide additional value for SQL Server 2008.

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