SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 is Released!

The SQL Server 2008 Service Pack that can update any edition can be found here. The Express 2008 SP1 release can be found here. This service pack makes available Slipstream and SP uninstall


The Slipstream functionality in Service Pack 1

There are 2 different procedures that allows you to patch the original SQL Server 2008 product


Procedure 1: Basic Slipstream steps:

These steps are better for a single installation as the steps are simpler since you don't need to copy the original media locally, all SP architecture types do not need to be download and there is less of a chance to make a mistake.

See http://blogs.msdn.com/petersad/archive/2009/03/02/sql-server-2008-basic-slipstream-steps.aspx for details.


Procedure 2: Creating a Merge (slipstream) drop:

These steps will guide you in creating a drop from where can install SQL Server 2008 SP1 in a single step.


Comments (4)

  1. anony.muos says:

    Why didn’t the recently released 2005 SP3 support slipstreaming?

  2. As the installer infrastructure for SQL Server 2008 is completely different than SQL Server 2005, it would be a major effort to support slipstreaming in SQL Server 2005 SP3 or even any future SQL Server 2005 release.  

  3. General slipstreaming questions: Question #1: What is Slipstreaming Answer: It is a term used to describe

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