Slipstream of Service Packs on SQL Server 2005


What if you want to install SP1 and SP2 together with SQL server 2005 setup?

Well, the answer is that you can't.


SQL Server 2005 supports slipstreaming of hot fixes on RTM, but not hot fixes on SP1 or SP2. I.e. SQL Server 2005 does not support slipstreaming of service packs


If you don't want to give up, you might be interested in this article I've read about InstallAware (

Install Aware is a Microsoft Certified Partner, who has just released a software which promises to offer one-click deployment for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 2. 

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