Downloaded and installed Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005? Well here’s a
reason to download and apply it again.

A few days after releasing Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft has
re-released it with an

additional fix for maintenance plans
. If you have already applied SP2, you
will need to apply this
critical patch
. If you are not sure if the updated service pack 2a has been
applied to a server,
this kb article
explains how to check the affected files.


new Service Pack (SP2a)
includes all the

fixes for SP2
, as well as

improvements to the engine and tools

While you are at it, don’t forget that [story:sqlserver2005-bol-2007-feb].