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Posted By:      Posted Date: October 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 (KB955706)  still tries to update even after following prompts from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3181842a-4090-4431-acdd-9a1c832e65a6

Every time I turn computer on it wants me to download the update but fails to do so. No error message associated with this.

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Hi Microsoft support,


I would like to report a problem when installing SQL 2005 “SP3 SQLServer2005SP3-KB955706-x86-ENU.exe” onto a W2003 SP2 MS cluster sharing disks on a EVA SAN. Please see attached log file for the patching process.


The patching fail with the following depending on database instance :

“10/31/2010 14:34:17.488 MSP Error: 29512  SQL Server Setup was unable add user ETMC\PACS_Service to local group ETMC\PACS_Core_Users.

10/31/2010 14:34:36.253 MSP returned 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation.”


Description of patching process:


Patching has been tried with two supported methods. Executed from the active node where the patching on the passive node is done automatically by the patching program itself sending the software over to passive node. And by pausing the passive node only installing on the active node where no attempt is done to install on the passive node but should be then done by moving over database package to passive node (to become active) and do the same from there pausing the previous active node). It was discovered that on node A: the drive: becomes full in the middle of th

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