Problem patching to 2008 SP3

  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    I have a 2008 enterprise 32 bit instance running on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server. I'm an administrator on the server.

    When I try to run SQLServer2008SP3-KB2546951-x86-ENU.exe it uncompresses to another drive under a random directory name. Then a dos window (setup.exe) briefly flashes on the screen and the directory is deleted again.

    HELP! :w00t:

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  • Perry Whittle

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    is this a clustered instance?

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  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    No, it is a single physical machine.

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  • SQLKnowItAll

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    So, this is 2008, not 2008 R2?

    Thanks,
    Jared
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    SQL Know-It-All
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  • SQLKnowItAll

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    Also, is your OS updated to SP2?

    Thanks,
    Jared
    PFE - Microsoft
    SQL Know-It-All
    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help - Jeff Moden[/url]

  • Kenneth.Fisher

    SSCoach

    Points: 19577

    SQLKnowItAll (3/6/2012)


    So, this is 2008, not 2008 R2?

    Yes 2008.

    Kenneth FisherI was once offered a wizards hat but it got in the way of my dunce cap.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------For better, quicker answers on T-SQL questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Best+Practices/61537/[/url]For better answers on performance questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/SQLServerCentral/66909/[/url]Link to my Blog Post --> www.SQLStudies.com[/url]

  • Perry Whittle

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    Have you tried extracting the SP to a folder on the C drive and executing the setup from there?

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  • SQLKnowItAll

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    Kenneth.Fisher (3/15/2012)


    SQLKnowItAll (3/6/2012)


    So, this is 2008, not 2008 R2?

    Yes 2008.

    And what SP is the operating system? Windows Server SP2 is required for this.

    Thanks,
    Jared
    PFE - Microsoft
    SQL Know-It-All
    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help - Jeff Moden[/url]

  • Kenneth.Fisher

    SSCoach

    Points: 19577

    SQLKnowItAll (3/15/2012)


    Kenneth.Fisher (3/15/2012)


    SQLKnowItAll (3/6/2012)


    So, this is 2008, not 2008 R2?

    Yes 2008.

    And what SP is the operating system? Windows Server SP2 is required for this.

    Yes its SP2. Sorry for the slow response. I'm comming back from a week vacation and having to catch up on 400+ emails 🙂

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  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    Points: 19577

    Perry Whittle (3/15/2012)


    Have you tried extracting the SP to a folder on the C drive and expecting the setup from there?

    I would love to. Unfortunatly I don't know how to tell the .exe to extract, but not run. Can you provide instructions on this?

    Thanks!

    Kenneth

    Kenneth FisherI was once offered a wizards hat but it got in the way of my dunce cap.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------For better, quicker answers on T-SQL questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Best+Practices/61537/[/url]For better answers on performance questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/SQLServerCentral/66909/[/url]Link to my Blog Post --> www.SQLStudies.com[/url]

  • Perry Whittle

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    Kenneth.Fisher (3/15/2012)


    Perry Whittle (3/15/2012)


    Have you tried extracting the SP to a folder on the C drive and expecting the setup from there?

    I would love to. Unfortunatly I don't know how to tell the .exe to extract, but not run. Can you provide instructions on this?

    Thanks!

    Kenneth

    The following would extract the SP3 exe to a folder called C:\2K8SP3

    SQLServer2008SP3-KB2546951-x64-ENU.exe /X:C:\2K8SP3

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  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    Points: 19577

    Perry Whittle (3/15/2012)


    Kenneth.Fisher (3/15/2012)


    Perry Whittle (3/15/2012)


    Have you tried extracting the SP to a folder on the C drive and expecting the setup from there?

    I would love to. Unfortunatly I don't know how to tell the .exe to extract, but not run. Can you provide instructions on this?

    Thanks!

    Kenneth

    The following would extract the SP3 exe to a folder called C:\2K8SP3

    SQLServer2008SP3-KB2546951-x64-ENU.exe /X:C:\2K8SP3

    I successfully executed the code above. Unfortunatly when I ran setup.exe I go the following:

    D:\2K8SP3>setup.exe

    Microsoft (R) SQL Server 2008 Setup 10.00.5500.00

    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    I had to open up a command shell to get even that much though. After this nothing else happens.

    Kenneth

    Kenneth FisherI was once offered a wizards hat but it got in the way of my dunce cap.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------For better, quicker answers on T-SQL questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Best+Practices/61537/[/url]For better answers on performance questions, click on the following... http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/SQLServerCentral/66909/[/url]Link to my Blog Post --> www.SQLStudies.com[/url]

  • Perry Whittle

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    how long have you left it for, what do you see in task manager?

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  • SQLKnowItAll

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    Also... Just curious. What version are you currently on?

    Thanks,
    Jared
    PFE - Microsoft
    SQL Know-It-All
    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help - Jeff Moden[/url]

  • Kenneth.Fisher

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    Points: 19577

    SQLKnowItAll (3/19/2012)


    Also... Just curious. What version are you currently on?

    SQL is 2008 Enterprise SP1

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