I have installed SQL Server 2005 SP3 and everything went fine with no errors. However now I am reading that I need to load these other "Hot Fixes" or DO I ?
I was told that once I installed SQL 2005 SP3 that I need to load "Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3" and as I was reading I found out that there are Nine (9) more. (Jeez Louise that's allot of downloading and time installing)
Simplified Question to you:
1) Do I have to install all 9 Cumulative Updates (1-9) or can I just load the first one (1)? and
2) How do I know which Download to install? For example No.2 Cumulative Update has 3 downloads: a) SQL_Server_2005_SP3_Cumulative_Update_2
and so forth and so on for the next 7 updates? Please advise as to the proper procedure any tips, suggestions etc.. will be greatly appreciated and to show you how GRATEFUL I am after you help me I will write a letter on our letterhead thanking you (which today no body ever writes thank you letters) and I will send it to whomever you choose or you just may put on your website or whomever you may choose to send it to.