SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was just released yesterday (April 7, 2009).

Along with the fixes for known bugs, this Service Pack also adds some new functionality to SQL Server 2008 mainly from the DBA’s perspective.

What’s new
Microsoft has added new functionality to SQL Server with this service pack. The main new features are:

  • Slipstreaming: Allows integrating a SQL Server 2008 update (i.e. Service Pack, Hot Fix, etc.) and the original installation set.
  • Ability to uninstall SQL 2008 cumulative updates or service packs from “Programs and Features” in the Control Panel.
  • ClickOnce version of Report Builder 2.0.

For more information on what’s new on SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 you can visit the following link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147331.

Bugs Fixed
The list of bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 can be found on the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968369.

Downloading the Service Pack
You can download the Service Pack from the following link:


Also, you can read the release notes from here.

The SQL Server 2008 SP1 can be used for all the editions of SQL Server 2008.

Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, and a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA).