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Article ID: 2588050 - Last Review: May 14, 2012 - Revision: 4.0

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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Engine installed on a computer.
  • You create an instance of SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • You slipstream Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Package 1 (SP1), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Package 2 (SP2) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Package 1 (SP1) into the original SQL-installation media.
  • You use the slipstreamed installation media to add new features to the SQL instance.

In this scenario, the slipstream installation might fail.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of a defect in the SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Engine Setup component. The Setup component does not support slipstream installations that add new features. 

When a slipstream installation runs, a Watson Bucket 482639000 issue occurs, and the setup process fails during the SetupActionName: sqlengineconfigaction_patch_validation stage.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information for SQL Server 2008

To resolve this issue, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968382  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968382/en-US/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008

Service pack information for SQL Server 2008 R2

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008 R2. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2527041  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2527041/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008 R2

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, update SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Engine by using another copy of the service pack that is located on the Slipstream installation media, and then add the new features.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about SQL Server 2008 Slipstream frequently asked questions, visit the following MSDN website:

SQL Server 2008 Slipstream frequently asked questions (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/petersad/archive/2009/04/24/sql-server-2008-slipstream-frequently-asked-questions.aspx)
For more information about how to fix SQL Server 2008 Setup before you run Setup, visit the following MSDN website:

How to fix SQL Server 2008 Setup before you run Setup (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/archive/2008/09/30/how-to-fix-your-sql-server-2008-setup-before-you-run-setup.aspx)


APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services
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