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This Readme document contains important information to read before installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. It describes how to find installation assistance, how to find supplemental product information in the Release Notes, and copyright attributions for the product. This Readme file is available on your installation media.

What's New

For information about the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2, see What's New in SQL Server 2008 R2. For information about what is new in SP2, see the Release Notes.

Obtain SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 is available for download at the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 download page. You can download SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Express Edition here and the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Feature Pack here.

Installation Instructions

The SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 download page contains the system requirements for installing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 and basic installation instructions. For additional documentation on upgrading installed SQL Server 2008 R2 components with a SQL Server 2008 R2 servicing update, see SQL Server 2008 R2 Servicing Documentation.

For more information about installing SQL Server 2008 R2, see SQL Server 2008 R2 Installation.

Analyze Your Upgrade with Upgrade Advisor

The Upgrade Advisor tool analyzes your current instance of SQL Server and provides important information you should know before upgrading. For more information about SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor, see the Upgrade Advisor section of this Feature Pack download page.

Read the Release Notes for the Latest Product Information

The Release Notes provide supplemental information about product behaviors that apply only to this release or that are not documented in this release of Books Online. For more information, see the Release Notes.

Copyright Attributions

  1. This product contains software derived from the Xerox Secure Hash Function.

  2. This product includes software from the 'zlib' general purpose compression library.

  3. Portions of this software are based in part on the work of RSA Data Security, Inc. Because Microsoft has included the RSA Data Security, Inc., software in this product, Microsoft is required to include the text below that accompanied such software:

    Copyright © 1990, RSA Data Security, Inc. All rights reserved.

    License to copy and use this software is granted provided that it is identified as the "RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" in all material mentioning or referencing this software or this function. License is also granted to make and use derivative works provided that such works are identified as "derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc., MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm" in all material mentioning or referencing the derived work.

    RSA Data Security, Inc., makes no representations concerning either the merchantability of this software or the suitability of this software for any particular purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind.

    These notices must be retained in any copies of any part of this documentation and/or software.

  4. The Reporting Services mapping feature uses data from TIGER/Line Shapefiles provided courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/). TIGER/Line Shapefiles are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census MAF/TIGER database. TIGER/Line Shapefiles are available without charge from the U.S. Census Bureau. To obtain more information about the TIGER/Line shapefiles, go to http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; its depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority, rights of ownership, or entitlement, and does not reflect legal land descriptions. Census TIGER and TIGER/Line are registered trademarks of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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