Can SQL2005 SP3 be applied to SQL2005 that is at level: 9.00.2040 SP 1 Mar 2006 CTP? A fellow DBA is saying that you cannot apply SP3 to a "CTP".
I agree with him. I wouldn't apply the SP to a CTP either. As a matter of fact, I would strongly suggest that, 5 years since the release of 2005, it's probably time to get rid of the CTP.
Is it possible to do? Sure. But you're looking at the strong possibility of unknown effects. Why take chances?
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