Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to: Install SQL Server 2008 SP1 from the Command Prompt

I just wanted to share how to install SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 from the command prompt.

This is a great guideline on How to: Install SQL Server 2008 from the Command Prompt. I was just missing the SP1 part.

So, you must download the SP1 installer from

Then, unzip its contents.

Then, use the following command:
setup.exe /QS /ACTION=Patch /AllInstances /IndicateProgress >> log-sql2008-sp1.txt

The ">> log-sql2008-sp1.txt" will give you a detailed installation log, just in case...

You've been upgraded to SP1. Hope this helps someone!