SQL Server patch fails with "Could not find any resources appropriate for the specified culture or the neutral culture"

I recently worked on a number of issues where SQL Server Service Pack/patch installation would fail, and we would see this error in the relevant Detail.txt (located in C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server100Setup BootstrapLog<Date time of the installation attempt> for SQL 2008/2008 R2):   2013-04-07 20:14:07 Slp: Package sql_bids_Cpu64: – The path of cached MSI package…

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SQL 2005 patch fails with 1642 “Unable to install Windows Installer MSP file”

This one is for all my DBA friends out there. I recently ran into this issue when running a security patch installation for a SQL 2005 instance on SP4. The setup failed, and when I looked into the “C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server90Setup BootstrapLogHotfix” folder (this is where the patch setup files for 2005 are to…

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SQL 2005 Patch on cluster might fail with “No Passive nodes were successfully patched”

This is one of those “rare” setup issues you might run into, on a “Bad luck” day. The patch fails, and in the summary.txt, you see this at the bottom:- Summary      No passive nodes were successfully patched      Exit Code Returned: 11009 Looking at the hotfix.log, you find this:- 03/18/2012 11:57:51.200 MSP Error: 29527 …

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Windows Server 2003 - KB 2463332 for Windows Internal Database fails to install

This is an interesting issue that I ran into, and took some time to find out the steps for resolution. What was happening was the customer was receiving repeated prompts for installing KB 2463332 for Windows Internal Database. It could, of course, have been any other update for the windows internal DB as well. Now,…

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SQL Server Patch installation fails with error 1603

Ran into this interesting issue recently. I was trying to install a patch on SQL, and it failed. I searched in the hotfix.log (since this was a SQL 2005 instance), and found these messages:- 02/03/2012 03:01:03.649 Installing file: sqlrun_sql.msp 02/03/2012 03:01:03.696 Copy Engine: Creating MSP install log file at: C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SQL Server90Setup BootstrapLOGHotfixSQL9_Hotfix_KB2494113_sqlrun_sql.msp.log…

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