When a Service Pack or Cumulative Update Install Fails by “Evaporating"

  • Mike Hinds

    SSCarpal Tunnel

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    Comments posted to this topic are about the item When a Service Pack or Cumulative Update Install Fails by “Evaporating"

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  • albertoepaz


    Points: 19

    What to do when CasPol throws SecurityExceptions - .NET Security Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs


    Caspol.exe (Code Access Security Policy Tool)


    Code Access Security Policy (CASPOL.exe) GUI Utility | Brandon.ToString()


    THX a LOT !



  • Robert Sterbal


    Points: 10954

    Probably installing this stuff on a virtual machine first would make a lot of sense. Or even second.

    This is a primary use case for virtual machine technology. It may not give you the answer, but if you can make the process repeatedly fail quickly, you are ahead of this scenario.

    I'll let the other posters try to address the actual problem. It is instructive. Thanks for putting it out there.

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  • Alan Burstein

    SSC Guru

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    Good stuff. I've been there.

    -- Alan Burstein

    Helpful links:Best practices for getting help on SQLServerCentral -- Jeff ModenHow to Post Performance Problems -- Gail ShawNasty fast set-based string manipulation functions:For splitting strings try DelimitedSplit8K or DelimitedSplit8K_LEAD (SQL Server 2012+)To split strings based on patterns try PatternSplitCMNeed to clean or transform a string? try NGrams, PatExclude8K, PatReplace8K, DigitsOnlyEE, or Translate8KI cant stress enough the importance of switching from a sequential files mindset to set-based thinking. After you make the switch, you can spend your time tuning and optimizing your queries instead of maintaining lengthy, poor-performing code.  -- Itzik Ben-Gan 2001

  • Wayne West


    Points: 22586

    Thanks for the info. Definitely good to know and worth bookmarking what you went through just in case....

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  • Mike Hinds

    SSCarpal Tunnel

    Points: 4248

    Thanks, all - for the encouraging comments.

    Also, thanks to Albert for the informative links regarding CasPol.

    Mike Hinds Lead Database Administrator1st Source BankMCP, MCTS

  • akljfhnlaflkj

    SSC Guru

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    Thanks for the article.

  • webrunner

    One Orange Chip

    Points: 29896

    Thanks for this article. This has never happened to me, but I appreciate your explanation of what to do if it does.

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  • rstone


    Points: 6011

    I've seen this when installing from a share that is not trusted.  Another annoying issue is elevation when using a mapped drive when the elevated user is not mapped.

    Helpdesk: Perhaps Im not the only one that does not know what you are doing. 😉

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