Preparing a SlipStream (Merged) Installation for SQL Server 2008 + SP1 + CU8

There is known issue with SQL Server 2008 RTM Install. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957453/. Based on this the upgrade may fail. To avoid this possible failure, recommendation is to use “slipstream” installation with SP1 and latest Cumulative Update package 8 (CU8).

Follow below procedure to create a slipstream Installation for SQL Server 2008 + SP1 + CU8. After using this type of package, SP1 and CU8 gets applied in one shot.