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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Running the SQL Server 2008 QFE/CU installer in unattended mode

The documentation for running the SQL Server 2008 QFE/CU installer in unattended mode is not currently available online. The instructions are included in the updated help chm contained in the packages.  Here is a quick reference on how to run the patch installer in unattended mode: Patch all applicable instances:  {Patch package}.exe /q /action=patch /allinstances…

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