Slipstream SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Language Packs SP1 into RTM Builds

With the release of SharePoint 2010 SP1, it’s a good idea to include SP1 into your new builds. By slipstreaming the patches in your installation folder, this process gets much easier. This process is very similar to how things worked with WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. I’m going to use the file names for SP2010 Server in my examples. If you’re using SP2010 Foundation, please change the file names as needed. You will need to do the process for the language packs for every language that you wish to make available.

Slipstreaming SP1

  1. Download SP1 for either Foundation or Server.
    1. SharePoint Foundation SP1 -
    2. SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 -
  2. After downloading, extract the SP by running the following command.
    1. officeserver2010sp1-kb2460045-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\destinationfolder\
  3. After doing this, copy the extracted files to the UPDATES folder of your SharePoint Server 2010 installation directory
  4. Install SharePoint Server 2010. At the end of the process, everything in the updates folder will get processed.


Slipstreaming SP1 for Language Packs

  1. Download SP1 for the Language Packs and choose the language you need.
    1. SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack SP1 -
    2. SharePoint Server 2010 Language Pack SP1 -
  2. After downloading, extract the LP SP by running the following command
    1. serverlanguagepack2010sp1-kb2460056-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\destinationfolder\
  3. After doing this, copy the extracted files to the UPDATES folder of your Language Pack installation directory, making sure you match languages
  4. Install each desired language pack. At the end of the process, everything in the updates folder will get processed.
    1. Language packs installation cannot be slipstreamed into the install of SharePoint itself. Separate installers must be run.


This will not work for SP2 and Windows Server 2012!!!!!(It will for all other OS versions)
Note: Due to required changes to the Prerequisite Installer, Service Pack 2 cannot be slipstreamed into installation media for use with installation on Windows Server 2012 systems.  Installation of SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 2 on Windows Server 2012 systems requires an integrated Service Pack 2 installation media due following the patch release.

Comments (7)

  1. John says:

    why my previous post doesn't show up ? Let me post again.

    Hi there

    I extracted both Foundation and OffceServer SP1 to separate folders. I found OfficeServer SP1 contains all MSI files in Foundation SP1. Does it mean I only need to copy OfficeServer SP1 files in the UPDATE folder of the installation directory?

  2. Noam Baum says:

    To my knowledge you need both of them, the file names could be the same but the content is different.

    At least that was the situation in 2007.

  3. Ron Grzywacz says:

    The server SKU includes the Foundation bits. You only need the Server patch for the Server SKU.

  4. Nice slipstreaming tip! I will use this on my next build.

  5. Great Job

    I definitely use this tip!

    Thank you

  6. PegH. says:

    Initial post lost…cripe!

    I already have SP2010 Server loaded and want to make use of your slipstream method moving forward and apply SP1 and Feb 2010 CU.

    I loaded the RTM using the wizard. The folder structure was not on disk, so I copied the SP2010 Server Installation disk to my SharePoint App server to a new folder C:SP2010_Software

    Would my next step be to delete the existing files in the "Updates" folder and then copy the extracted SP1 and Feb 2010 CU files to the "Updates" directory?

    Thanks again for the tip,


  7. Sagar says:

    Thanks Ron for the great article, will try this on my dev setup with Slipstreaming SP2. You have mentioned that Language pack cannot be merged in SP Installation however just want to reconfirm.

    As my requirement is to build my DEV server to SP2 along with Brazil language pack. So If I need to Slipstream SP2 Installation and Language Pack separately I will have to execute PS Config twice or I can install SP2 Slipstream first and then Language Pack SlipStream and then run PS Config. Basically I'm trying to save time as I need to plan deploying SP 2 and Language Pack to build a Pre prod environment.

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