Download Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Earlier today, here at diTii, we reported about the release of SQL Server code name "Dneal" CTP3, now the SQL team passed on the information about the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, which now available to all customer as on July 12."SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 contains cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 […]

Earlier today, here at diTii, we reported about the release of SQL Server code name "Dneal" CTP3, now the SQL team passed on the information about the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, which now available to all customer as on July 12.

"SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 contains cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. These include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting."

The following highlight a few key features with enhancements in this CTP:

  • Dynamic Management Views for increased supportability
  • ForceSeek for improved querying performance
  • Data-tier Application Component Framework (DAC Fx) for improved database upgrades
  • Disk space control for PowerPivot

This service pack contains the cumulative updates of SQL Server 2008 R2 cumulative update packages 1 thru 6. You can use these packages to upgrade any of the following SQL Server 2008 R2 editions:


  1. SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Computing Edition
  2. SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition
  3. SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition and Developer Edition
  4. SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  5. SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
  6. SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition
  7. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

You can download SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 here.