Ever wanted to install SQL Server 2012 and include the latest Service Pack, but don’t have access to an ISO that includes everything already?
It’s luckily a little simpler to create your own slipstream installation than I thought. Here are the steps:
- Download the SQL Server 2012 binaries and extract the zip. Extracting the zip files are required for this to work.
- Download the required Service Pack (and CUs if you want), and extract to the same folder.
- Run Command Prompt as Administrator, navigate to the folder that contains the SQL Server binaries and use the following command to run setup.
Aaron Bertrand has a much more detailed blog on this, including the syntax for slipstream installations for SQL Server 2008.