Monday, April 13, 2009

SQL Server 2008 SP1 Doesn't Contain All Released Fixes

For some reason, SQL Server 2008 SP1 doesn't contain all of the fixes that were previously released for SQL Server 2008 RTM in what was known as Cumulative Update 4. This seems like a rather big "oops" on the part of the SQL team as they are suggesting that if you installed CU4 to get a fix other than the 6 that are in SP1, you'd be better off not installing the SP at all as you will lose the fixes.

Instead, the SQL team will produce SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU1 in the next few weeks to contain the fixes that they didn't include in SP1.

How mind-numbingly stupid was THAT decision? :(

See here for the blog post outlining the fixes from CU4 for SQL Server 2008 that SQL Server 2008 SP1 actually contains.


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