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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How to slipstream SQL Server 2008 R2 and a Cumulative Update (CU)

Now that CUs are beginning to ship for SQL Server 2008 R2, I figured I needed to send out updated slipstream instructions for SQL Server 2008 R2. Since the original release of SQL Server 2008 R2 knows how to slipstream, the instructions are easier.  There are 2 different ways to slipstream. The first way, let’s…

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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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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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Creating a SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express Slipstream drop

[Updated on 2/16/2010: Corrected an issue with step #6] In today’s blog I will show you have to create a drop of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express with Service Pack 1. Without these steps, you need to install the original release of Management Studio Express and then apply Service Pack 1. Once you run…

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SQL Server 2008 Slipstream Frequently Asked Questions

[Updated on Sept 15th to add question #13] [Updated on June 12th to add an issue with the PCUSource parameter] General slipstreaming questions: Question #1: What is Slipstreaming? Answer: It is a term used to describe merging original source media with updates in memory and then installing the updated files. Slipstreaming has been supported by…

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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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