I have installed the above update through Windows Update. The update went through, reported a successful installation, and then straight after that it came back as an available update.

I have done it a few times and my update log now contains multiple successful installations of KB995706.

I have tried to uncheck it in the list of updates but it keeps coming back as well.

The machine is a Server 2008 RC2 Standard. It's got SQL Server 2005 Express as well as SQL Server 2008 Standard.

In the Event Log:

Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following update: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 (KB955706)

followed by

Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. To install the updates, an administrator should log on to this computer and Windows will prompt with further instructions: - Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 (KB955706)


Have you installed any Hot-fixes on this server? Those can block subsequent updates. Check the Add/Remove control panel.

  • Yes, there are several hotfixes for Visual Studio 2008 and two Windows hotfixes (KB976422 and KB975467). No hotfix for SQL Server though. – Xavier Aug 23 '10 at 2:27
  • I'd wager one of those is blocking SP3. However, I'm not sure of the best way to figure out the blocker (short of uninstalling the hot-fixes, installing SP3 and then trying to get the hot-fixes re-installed... – Chris_K Aug 23 '10 at 3:41

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