Upgrading to SP2 if CTP SP2 already installed

Upgrading to SP2 if CTP SP2 already installed

Post by bWljaGFlb » Sat, 24 Feb 2007 04:43:59

What's the recommended approach(aka words of wisdom) to installing the RTM
SP2 for SQL Server 2005 on a machine that already has SP2 CTP installed? I
looked through the installation documentation (where it often tells how/if to
uninstall the "beta" versions) but I saw no such reference to the SP2 CTP.

I'm running Vista.

In Control Panel\Programs & Features\View Installed Updates, I can see
references to "Microsoft SQL Server 2005" and then a list of 4 items(Database
Services, Integration Services, Notification Services, Tools and Workstatioin
Components) beginning with: "Service Pack 2 for SQL Server". I have not tried
to Uninstall these yet (not even sure if they can be uninstalled).

Any enlightening suggestions?

Michael Hockstein

Upgrading to SP2 if CTP SP2 already installed

Post by Chris Woo » Sat, 24 Feb 2007 06:13:31


Not on Vista but W2K3 SP1 I upgraded SP1 to SP2 CTP Nov to SP2 CTP Dec to
SP2 RTM without problems. Look out for the new screen about VISTA and admin



Upgrading to SP2 if CTP SP2 already installed

Post by bWljaGFlb » Sat, 24 Feb 2007 07:38:48

Should I run the setup as Run as Administrator?

Michael Hockstein

Upgrading to SP2 if CTP SP2 already installed

Post by changli » Sat, 24 Feb 2007 12:16:31

Hi Michael,
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
as Administrator.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Have a good day!

Charles Wang
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