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    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Readme Files

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      ReadmeSQL2005SP3.htmRecommendedClick here17 KB
      ReadmeSQL2005SP3NotificationServices.htmRecommendedClick here28 KB
      ReadmeSQLExp2005SP3.htmRecommendedClick here20 KB
      ReadmeSQLExpMgmtStudioToolkitSP3.htmRecommendedClick here16 KB
      Sqlhotfix_setuphelp.exeRecommendedClick here142 KB
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          • To view the Readme for SQL Server 2005 SP3, open the ReadmeSQL2005SP3.htm file.

          • To view the Readme for SQL Server 2005 Express, open the Readme file that corresponds to the edition that you want to use:
            • For SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 and SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services SP3, open the ReadmeSQLExp2005SP3.htm file.
            • For SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express SP3 and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Toolkit SP3, open the ReadmeSQLExpMgmtStudioToolkitSP3.htm file.

          • To view the Readme for SQL Server 2005 SP3 Notification Services, open the ReadmeSQL2005SP3NotificationServices.htm file.

          To view the SQL Server 2005 SP3 Setup documentation on the local computer, do the following:

          1. Download and run Sqlhotfix_setuphelp.exe.

          2. Follow the instructions to extract the Help file.

          3. Find the location on the local computer where you saved the Sqlhotfix.chm file.

          4. Double-click Sqlhotfix.chm to open the Help file.

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