Problem installing SQL 2008 service pack 3

Posted on 2013-10-07
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Trying to install Ms Sql SP3, get this error:

Our version:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4000.0 (X64)   Jun 28 2012 08:36:30   Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation  Express Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2 <X64> (Build 9200: ) (Hypervisor)

Pleasea advice.
Question by:rayluvs
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arnold earned 500 total points
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You are using the wrong sp3.  You have sql 2008 R2 while using an SP3 designed for sql 2008.

Your sql 2008 R2 seems to be on the latest SP2 for the version.
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by:Eugene Z
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as per Arnold post:
you are good
you do not have sql2008 version but sql2008R2 with the latest sp2

How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008 R2


if you have any issues and can not wait for R2 sp3 ,,
you can check the post sp2 cumulative updates @

The SQL Server 2008 R2 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 was released


and just in case

How to determine the version and edition of SQL Server and its components

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by:Ramesh Babu Vavilla
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SP3  is not available for SQL Server 2008 R2, you are trying to install sql Server 2008 Sp3 on SQL Server 2008 .which is not supported
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Understood, we can skipped this update entirely.  But 2 questions:

1.  Please explain why there is 2 version sql2008 and sql2008 R2? (to be honest
     when we installed it, we never intended sql2008 R2, we thought it was sql2008)

2. Why did my Windows 8 Pro Update Check identify this download as an update to my sql2008?

please explain.
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by:Eugene Z
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1. MS planned to release Sql2010 but did sql2008 R2
consider this as an another sql version like sql2005 sql2000

2. you have sql2008 installed on this box

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