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  • Blog Post: SQL 2005 patch fails with 1642 “Unable to install Windows Installer MSP file”

    This one is for all my DBA friends out there. I recently ran into this issue when running a security patch installation for a SQL 2005 instance on SP4. The setup failed, and when I looked into the “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Hotfix” folder (this is where...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Patch installation fails with error 1603

    Ran into this interesting issue recently. I was trying to install a patch on SQL, and it failed. I searched in the hotfix.log (since this was a SQL 2005 instance), and found these messages:- 02/03/2012 03:01:03.649 Installing file: sqlrun_sql.msp 02/03/2012 03:01:03.696 Copy Engine: Creating MSP install...
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