SQL Server 2008 SP2 Released

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Released

Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 has finally been released. I don’t usually jump on the SP bandwagon for a good 6 months, just to see what new bugs may be introduced, but I’ll probably be recommending this one within a month as I’m frustrated with not being able to use the Management Data Warehouse functionality in SQL 2008 due to an arithmetic overflow error in the data set collection processes required to gather the monitoring data for the MDW to work. For more background on that issue, see the two link below so I don’t have re-explain the problem:

To fix it, you could have installed SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Update 5 or higher, but since there were no other major issues we’ve been facing, I’ve been waiting for SP2 as it will be an easier sell here.

Here’s the link to the current page for SQL 2008 SP2:

And here’s the link to the list of fixes:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 Download:

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