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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Installing Product Updates (Slipstreaming) During Upgrades

If you are upgrading to SQL Server 2012, you’ll likely want to install Service Pack 1 as well and possibly the latest cumulative update. Prior to SQL Server 2008 R2, this meant running the upgrade and then running the Service Pack 1 (SP1) install and cumulative update separately. This process can be tedious and time consuming. Fortunately, SQL Server 2012 enhances the slipstreaming functionality introduced in SQL Server 2008 with a new feature called Product Updates. Product Updates allows you to include the latest product updates with the main product installation media so that the original media and the update are installed at the same time.

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Microsoft also makes available installation ...

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