How to slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

With the release SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, I have compiled the list of steps to create a slipstream drop. Once you have created this slipstream drop, you can install the original release of SQL Server 2008 R1 and SP1 at the same time. The slipstream functionality performs a single installs that is quicker when…

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Slipstream SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and Service Pack 1

Several folks have recently been asking how to slipstream Express with Advanced Services and Service Pack 1. Here are the instructions. Let me know if you encounter any issues.   1. Download “Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Advanced Services ” from x86 or x64.   2. Download the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1…

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack (SP) 1 on Microsoft Update as a Required Automatic Update

[Update on September 4th, 2009] We are still discussing when to make SQL Server 2008 SP1 available through Automatic Update. At this time, it would be released through Automatic Update in September.  SQL Server 2008 SP1 started to be deployed through Microsoft Update on April 28th. We are now considering making the update available through Automatic Update…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 Microsoft Update release for Windows 7

On June 23rd, 2009 the following SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) updates will be available for Windows 7 through Microsoft Update (MU).    Update Name Available through Automatic Update Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (KB955706)   Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Failover Clustering (KB955706)   Microsoft SQL Server 2005…

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Creating a merged (slipstreamed) drop containing SQL Server 2008 RTM + Service Pack 1

[Updated on April 7th, along with the availability of SQL Server 2008 SP1] Today, I am going to show you how to create new source media that will slipstream the original source media and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. Once you have created this drop, you can install SQL Server 2008 SP1 in a…

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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…

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SQL Server 2008, basic slipstream steps

[Updated on April 7th, along with the availability of SQL Server 2008 SP1] Starting in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, you can update the product using our "Slipstream" infrastructure.  Below, I have the basic steps for slipstreaming the original SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1. These steps are better for a single installation…

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack (SP) Uninstall

Starting in SQL Server 2008 SP1, uninstall will be supported.  When you install a Service Pack, an entry is added to Add or Remove Programs or Program and Features in Vista and above.  The uninstall wizard is launched through this entry.   Behaviors: Files restored to previous version, for example: You install SQL Server 2008…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3, SQL Server 2005 SP2 CUs, or SQL Server 2008 may cause XP SP2 to restart

The executable files included in SQL Server 2005 SP3, SQL Server SP2 CUs (Hotfixes) and SQL Server 2008 have been manifested to include Vista and Windows 2008 information. Due to a bug in Windows XP SP2 without the hotfix or XP SP3 release you may encounter one of the following bugs. We are still evaulating how common…

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SQL Server SP3 has compatibility issues on Vista and Windows 2008

SQL Server SP3 shipped with files that have known compatibility issues on Vista and Windows 2008. To resolve, it is suggested that you apply Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, See http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=960320 for more information.   If you obtain the SQL Server SP3 update through Microsoft Update when available, you may see a Windows dialog mentioning…

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