Upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2012 fails with error “Service 'SQLSERVERAGENT' start request failed.”

I was working on a 2005 to 2012 upgrade issue and came across an interesting issue which I thought of sharing with you guys.  Whilst running an upgrade from 2005 SP4 to 2012 RTM (and/or slipstreamed copy) it failed half way through, giving the error:   “There was an error attempting to remove the configuration…

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Product Update Feature in SQL Server 2012

A new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012 setup is “Product Update”. Product Update searches for the latest product updates and integrates it with the main product installation.It can search for the latest or applicable updates in Microsoft Update,Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), a local folder or a network share. Product Update can pull in…

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