Wednesday, August 17, 2011


It was not too long ago that I wrote my post regarding slipstreaming. (That is installing patches together with SQL server in one run…) Now it seems that my information is outdated already, as Microsoft changed the way this works in SQL Server “Denali”. And I have to say: THANK YOU Microsoft, this has become a hack of a lot easier… Just add two lines to DefaultSetup.ini and place the patches all in one directory. Almost to easy to even write about it, but just to be complete:


This is the entry for the defaultsetup.ini. And as you can see relative paths now work fine too.But be advised: The ini file lies in the x64 directory, the UpdateSource path still is relative to Setup.exe!