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SQL Cumulative Update Failing

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server


I installed a new Virtual Machine running Server 2008 and SQL 2008 on a 2 node Cluster.  This was to replace an existing Virtual running the same (which we had issues with so decided to replace).  Once I installed SQL on the Primary Node I then installed SQL Service Pack 1 which installed fine.  The next step was to install Cumulative Update 5 (we are using this version as its the only one we have fully tested with all our Databases).  However it would not install this Cumulative Update, the error I got was:

“The patch installer has failed to update the shared features”.

I referenced KB 1216468 but nothing worked that was suggested within this article.

Can anyone please offer some advice on what the problem may be?

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