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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:35 PM
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Hi at one of my client side they have servers with sql 2005 sp2.i an suggesting them to upgrade to sp4 but they are asking me to show any risk vunerabilites so as to upgrade to sp4.

So basically what i am asking is there any tool which suggest which sp to apply or which hot fixies to apply.

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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:06 PM
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I don't know of a tool and I don't think there is one. If you enter 'build list' in the search bar on this site I will bring up a full list of service packs and security hotfixes.

Basically you should apply service packs and all security patches, apply Cumulative updates or hotfixes only if you hit the issue they resolve, so in your case apply SP4 + MS11-049.

If the client is not sure apply it in a test environment first and test. Service packs are thoroughly tested by microsoft so are safe to apply.

Google MS11-049 and show them the MS information on it as to why they should apply it (its a security patch)


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