How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008
This article describes how to obtain Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Original KB number: 968849
Windows Server 2008 updates are distributed in service packs. Service packs help keep Windows Server 2008 current. Additionally, service packs extend and update the functionality of your computer.
Service packs include updates, system administration tools, drivers, and additional components. These components are conveniently bundled for easy downloading. Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are included in previous service packs, and also contain any new fixes. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack.
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Release date: May 26, 2009
You can download Windows Server 2008 SP2 from the Windows Update site and from the Microsoft Download Center. The following versions of Windows Server 2008 SP2 are available:
- A 32-bit version
- A 64-bit (x64-based) version
- An Itanium-based version
Obtain Windows Server 2008 SP2 from Windows Update
You can download Windows Server 2008 SP2 from Microsoft Windows Update.
Obtain Windows Server 2008 SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center
To download Windows Server 2008 SP2 from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the appropriate Microsoft Web site:
If you have installed a prerelease version of Windows Server 2008 SP2, uninstall the prerelease version of the service pack, and then install the final product from the Microsoft Download Center.
Hotfixes and security updates included in Windows Server 2008 SP2
For a list of hotfixes and security updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2, see Hotfixes and Security Updates in Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2.
For more information about issues with Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, see Release Notes for Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2.
For more information, see Information about Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008.
For documentation, tools, and resources to help you evaluate, deploy, and manage Windows Server 2008 SP2 on the servers in your organization, see What's new in Windows 10 deployment.
For frequently asked questions about Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and about Windows Vista Service Pack 2, see Frequently Asked Questions: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
If you need assistance from Microsoft support, we recommend you collect the information by following the steps mentioned in Gather information by using TSS for deployment-related issues.