I have a situation (not me personally but a client) where SQL Server 2014 SP2 on an INTEL Server has been upgraded to SP3 and then CU4 for SP3, but the patch files were AMD. After this the latest Security Patch was also applied (SQLServer2014-KB4535288-x86.exe) which doesn’t have an infrastructure designation. I would have thought this would fail with an “Infrastructure error” message, and you wouldn't be able apply an AMD Server onto an INTEL server.
The obvious questions are:
- What is the potential impact, no obvious issues have been seen so far.
- Why no error message stopping the install?
- Could the patches be uninstalled so the correct patch can be applied?
Any one ever come across something like this? It’s a first for me.
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