[EN] SQL Server 2008 SP3 Cumulative Update 16 is available

LOGO__SQLServerW2K8reverseTwo weeks ago, two cumulative packages for two different SQL Server versions. This is the post about first of two. In this Cumulative Update No 16 (build no 10.00.5852.00) – I hope that is the last and highest number – for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, Microsoft released… only two fixed bugs. Both for SQL Server Engine. Here are some deatails for this updates:

VSTS BUG: 1972234 | 2926699
FIX: Operating system version information that is returned from SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012 is incorrect in Windows 8.1
SQL service

VSTS BUG: 1988282 | 2927325
FIX: Thesaurus expansion for phrases returns unexpected results in SQL Server 2008
SQL service

This update could be applied for: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3, when used with:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services


Microsoft has recommended to test all hotfixes before updating in production environment. More information about this release You can find with the article: Cumulative Update 16

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

If You want to go directly to download section jump to Request Hotfix Download Site where You can choose version (for all three platforms: 32-bit, 64-bit and ia64) . This release is prepared as multilingual package. And here is the full list af all packages:

>> x86 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU16_2936421_10_00_5852_x86
>> x64 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU16_2936421_10_00_5852_x64
>> ia64 | SQLServer2008_SP3_CU16_2936421_10_00_5852_IA64