http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/glennberry/2011/10/07/microsoft-releases-sql-server-2008-sp3-rtm/

Printed 2014/11/23 03:53PM

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP3 RTM

By GlennBerry, 2011/10/07

Microsoft has released the final, RTM version of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. This is build 10.00.5500. It includes the fixes up to the point of SQL Server 2008 SP2 CU4 (Build 4285).

That means that (as usual) if you are on a newer SQL Server 2008 SP2 Cumulative Update than CU4, you should wait for the first CU for SQL Server 2008 SP3 to be released before you apply SQL Server 2008 SP3. Here is the fix list for SP3.

The SQL Server 2008 Build list below might make the relationship between the different branches more clear.

-- SQL Server 2008 RTM is considered an "unsupported service pack" as of April 13, 2010
-- SQL Server 2008 RTM Builds   SQL Server 2008 SP1 Builds     SQL Server 2008 SP2 Builds        SQL Server 2008 SP3 Builds
-- Build       Description      Build       Description           Build     Description            Build        Description
-- 1600        Gold RTM
-- 1763        RTM CU1
-- 1779        RTM CU2
-- 1787        RTM CU3    -->    2531        SP1 RTM
-- 1798        RTM CU4    -->    2710        SP1 CU1
-- 1806        RTM CU5    -->    2714        SP1 CU2 
-- 1812        RTM CU6    -->    2723        SP1 CU3
-- 1818        RTM CU7    -->    2734        SP1 CU4
-- 1823        RTM CU8    -->    2746        SP1 CU5
-- 1828        RTM CU9    -->    2757        SP1 CU6
-- 1835        RTM CU10   -->    2766        SP1 CU7
-- RTM Branch Retired     -->    2775        SP1 CU8     -->  4000       SP2 RTM
--                               2789        SP1 CU9
--                               2799        SP1 CU10    
--                               2804        SP1 CU11    -->  4266       SP2 CU1        
--                               2808        SP1 CU12    -->  4272       SP2 CU2    
--                               2816        SP1 CU13    -->  4279       SP2 CU3    
--                               2821        SP1 CU14    -->  4285       SP2 CU4    -->                5500        SP3 RTM
--                               2847        SP1 CU15    -->  4316       SP2 CU5
--                               2850        SP1 CU16    -->  4321       SP2 CU6                   


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