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).
- Cumulative Update Package 8 can be obtained from - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975976
- SQL Server 2008 SP1 can be downloaded from - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=66AB3DBB-BF3E-4F46-9559-CCC6A4F9DC19&displaylang=en
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.
- To know more about SlipStream Installation, review this frequently asked Question - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/petersad/archive/2009/04/24/sql-server-2008-slipstream-frequently-asked-questions.aspx
- Create a merged (slipstream) drop containing SQL Server 2008, Server Pack 1 and a Cumulative Update (CU) based on Server Pack 1 - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/petersad/archive/2009/04/16/create-a-merged-slipstream-drop-containing-sql-server-2008-server-pack-1-and-a-cumulative-update-cu-based-on-server-pack-1.aspx