I understand that you were trying to install SQL Server 2005 SP2 on your
server which had installed SP2 CTP. You would like to know what should you
do in this situation.
If I have misunderstood, please let me know.
You can directly install SQL Server 2005 SP2 since the service pack is
cumulative and upgrades all service levels of SQL Server 2005 to SP2. Do
not worry about SP1 or SP2 CTP, SP2 will override the pre-released packages.
To avoid the known UAC issues, I recommend that you first add the local
logon account to local administrators group and then run the setup as Run
Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Have a good day!
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