Microsoft Adopts New Hotfix Naming Schema

Microsoft adopted a standardized naming schema for all SQL Server hotfix patches or updates that the company creates or distributes. The new schema uses the format "ProductName-KBArticleNumber-BuildNumber-Language.exe." For example, a SQL Server 2000 hotfix name appears as "SQL2000-KB123456-8.00.0000-ENU.exe," and a SQL Server 7.0 hotfix name is "SQL70-KB123456-v7.00.0000-ENU.exe."


For more information about the new naming schema, see the Microsoft article "INF: New Naming Schema for Microsoft SQL Server Hotfix Packages" at;en-us;822499 .

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