,Anyone know if the Express version have separate service pack? I have an instance of SQL 2008R2 Express with Advance Service and would like to apply SP2. The download from Microsoft is a full install with the SP. I don't want to reinstall a new instance is there a way to patch an existing Express version with a SP? If there is then where can I find the download. Thanks in advance for helping out.
Yes, the service packs are applicable to Express. You just need to make sure you get the correct service pack. Everything is available from Microsoft. [Here's a listing] of the service packs on the download site there. Clicking through to the service pack for your version of SQL Server you will get installation instructions and notes on applicability. :