I just installed Sql Server 2005 and applied sp3 to it. Now I want to apply the cumulative update packages but Im not sure If I have to apply all of them or the last one is enough. If I apply sp3 i know i dont have to apply sp2 and sp1. but if I apply cumulative update package 7 does that mean i dont need to apply the first 6 packages? If I have to install all, inwhat order? Please advise.
asked Feb 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM in Default
A cumulative update package can be installed standalone - it's in the name really.
answered Feb 16, 2010 at 11:48 AM
Matt Whitfield ♦♦
+1 to what Matt says, plus this. Make sure you test the install on a system that does not contain your production data (or better still, contains a copy of your production data) prior to applying it to your production system. This should apply to any service pack or hot fix. You can't possibly be paranoid enough about these things.
answered Feb 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM
Grant Fritchey ♦♦