SQL 2008 Slipstream Install of Service Packs and Cumulative Updates

One of the questions that often comes up is “How to perform a installation of SQL 2008 without the need additionally apply both the Service Pack and Cumulative Updates ?”, whether that be to improve the efficiency of your installation process, reduce the number of required restarts or avoid known setup issues.

The answer to this is well documented in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955392, and I recommend that you create installation media with SP1 slipstreamed if only to save yourself some precious time.

And time after all is the only currency in which we all paid the same each day.


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