Wednesday, October 05, 2011

End of Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2005 and End of Service Pack Support for SQL Server 2008 SP1

Mainstream Support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 and SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 will end on April 12, 2011, and Service Pack Support for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 will end on October 11, 2011. 


Product
Version
SP
Mainstream Support End Date
Extended Support End Date
Options / Notes
SQL Server
7.0
SP4
12/31/2005
01/11/2011
Technical support ends as of 01/11/2011; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð   Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Custom support agreement
SQL Server
2000
SP4
04/08/2008
04/09/2013
Technical support continues till 04/09/2013, yet mainstream (hotfix) support ends as of 04/08/2008; options for hotfix support after 04/08/2008:
ð   Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Extended hotfix support agreement
SQL Server
2005
RTM (SP0)
07/10/2007
Not applicable
Technical support ends as of 07/10/2007; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
SQL Server
2005
SP1
04/08/2008
Not Applicable
Technical support ends as of 04/08/2008; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
SQL Server
2005
SP2
01/12/2010
Not Applicable
Technical support ends as of 01/12/2010; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Custom support agreement
SQL Server
2005
SP3
04/12/2011
01/10/2012
Technical support continues till 01/10/2012, yet mainstream (hotfix) support ends as of 04/12/2011; options for hotfix support after 04/12/2011:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Custom support agreement
SQL Server
2005
SP4
04/12/2011
04/12/2016
Technical support continues till 04/12/2016, yet mainstream (hotfix) support ends as of 04/12/2011; options for hotfix support after 04/12/2011:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Extended hotfix support agreement
SQL Server
2008
RTM
(SP0)
04/13/2010
Not Applicable
Technical support ends as of 04/13/2010; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Custom support agreement
SQL Server
2008
SP1
10/11/2011
Not Applicable
Technical support ends as of 10/11/2011; options for technical and/or hotfix support after this date:
ð  Continue with self-help
ð  Upgrade to the latest supported service pack for SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2
ð  Custom support agreement
SQL Server
2008
SP2
See Options/Notes

Support ends 12 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. Visit the Lifecycle page to find the support timelines for your particular product.
SQL Server
2008 R2
RTM
(SP0)
See Options/Notes
Support ends 12 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product's support lifecycle, whichever comes first. Visit the Lifecycle page to find the support timelines for your particular product.


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