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Installed SQL Sever 2012 SP4 (from SP3) on one node of a two-node SQL Server cluster without issue. On the other node it is exiting out of the install with the following message:

The required MSI package 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache\KB4018073\ServicePack\redist\VisualStudioShell\VC10SP1\vc_red.msi' doesn't exist.

Full Log Summary

Overall summary: Final result: The patch installer has failed to update the following instance: MSSQLSERVER. To determine the reason for failure, review the log files. Exit code (Decimal):
-2068709375 Start time: 2018-01-11 19:09:04 End time: 2018-01-11 19:11:32 Requested action:
Patch

Instance MSSQLSERVER overall summary: Final result:
The patch installer has failed to update the shared features. To determine the reason for failure, review the log files. Exit code (Decimal): -2068709375 Exit facility code: 1202 Exit error code: 1 Exit message: The required MSI package 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache\KB4018073\ServicePack\redist\VisualStudioShell\VC10SP1\vc_red.msi' doesn't exist. Start time: 2018-01-11 19:10:24
End time: 2018-01-11 19:11:27 Requested action: Patch Exception help link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkId=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=11.0.7001.0&EvtType=0xB34122F7%400xF762992B%401202%401&EvtType=0xB34122F7%400xF762992B%401202%401

Cluster properties: Machine name: USPANSQLC2 Product
Instance Instance ID Feature
Language Edition Version Clustered Configured SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Database Engine Services
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER SQL Server Replication
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search 1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Data Quality Services
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Basic 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Complete 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Connectivity 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Backwards Compatibility 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools SDK 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
SQL Server Data Tools 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Integration Services 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes

Machine name: USPANSQLC1 Product Instance
Instance ID Feature
Language Edition Version Clustered Configured SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Database Engine Services
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 Yes Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER
SQL Server Replication
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 Yes Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER
Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 Yes Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER
Data Quality Services
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 Yes Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Basic 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Complete 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Connectivity 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Backwards Compatibility 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools SDK 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
SQL Server Data Tools 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Integration Services 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.4.7001.0 No Yes

Machine Properties: Machine name: USPANSQLC2
Machine processor count: 8 OS version:
Future Windows Version OS service pack: OS region: United Kingdom OS language: English (United States) OS architecture: x64 Process architecture:
64 Bit OS clustered: Yes

Product features discovered: Product Instance
Instance ID Feature
Language Edition Version Clustered Configured SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Database Engine Services
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER SQL Server Replication
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search 1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012 MSSQLSERVER
MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER Data Quality Services
1033 Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 Yes
Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Basic 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Management Tools - Complete 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Connectivity 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools Backwards Compatibility 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Client Tools SDK 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
SQL Server Data Tools 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes SQL Server 2012
Integration Services 1033
Enterprise Edition 11.3.6020.0 No Yes

Package properties: Description: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 ProductName: SQL Server 2012 Type: RTM Version: 11 SPLevel:
4 KBArticle: KB4018073 KBArticleHyperlink:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=4018073 PatchType:
SP AssociatedHotfixBuild: 0 Platform:
x64 PatchLevel: 11.4.7001.0 ProductVersion:
11.0.2100.60 GDRReservedRange: 11.0.2200.60:11.0.2300.00;11.0.3100.0:11.0.3299.0;11.0.5300.0:11.0.5499.0;11.0.6200.0:11.0.6499.0;11.0.7200.0:11.0.7399.0 Installation location:
c:\ee6e266550dfbd12854def39ded067\x64\setup\

Updated product edition: Instance Edition
MSSQLSERVER Enterprise

User Input Settings: ACTION: Patch
ALLINSTANCES: false CLUSTERPASSIVE:
false CONFIGURATIONFILE: ENU:
false HELP: false
IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS: true INDICATEPROGRESS:
false INSTANCEID: INSTANCENAME:
QUIET: false QUIETSIMPLE:
false SQMREPORTING: false UIMODE:
Normal X86: false

Rules with failures:

Global rules:

There are no scenario-specific rules.

Rules report file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20180111_190854\SystemConfigurationCheck_Report.htm

My attempts

Aiming to solve the issue, I've tried:

  • to download a new SP4 .exe to no avail.

  • copying the exe to a local drive on the server. Nothing doing either.

  • downloading the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 redist it seems to be asking for and creating this path, but it makes no difference.

Other considerations

I'd rather not uninstall SP4 from the other node, as usually the solutions to these types of weird issues are resolvable.

This is not a production setup, so I'm not under any particular pressure to urgently fix this. Right now the problem node has been stopped in the cluster.

Any ideas would be welcome.

  • Please share complete SQL Server installation logs on shared drive and post the link here. Look out logs for the date you upgraded to SP4 – Shanky Jan 12 '18 at 6:47
  • I've added the full summary from the log @Shanky – Molenpad Jan 12 '18 at 11:10
  • Since nobody has replied to this, I thought I would provide an update. The issue is now with Microsoft Support who have taken a copy of the event logs and are looking into it. When resolved I will provide an answer. – Molenpad Jan 19 '18 at 11:33
  • I am sorry, sometimes I miss to keep track of the threads. It is good that MS is looking at it – Shanky Jan 19 '18 at 12:53
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The problem is this update requires VS Redist 2010 SP1, but it does not contain it in ServicePack\redist\VisualStudioShell\VC10SP1\. Instead, it is in folder redist inside of package itself.

You can rename it to .zip, open it, and there is a redist folder. I use far file manager with arclite plugin so I opened .exe file as .zip:

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Then copy it to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache\KB4018073\ServicePack\redist\

See also: https://blog.sqlauthority.com/2017/05/12/sql-server-error-installing-microsoft-visual-studio-2010-shell/

Be sure to copy whole folder. First time I did not copy x86 (I use x64), and it failed:

Error code 1642
Unknown\Absent: {6F8500D2-A80F-3347-9081-B41E71C8592B} - e:\2d2aef5187a4b73e56483f26fc6b\redist\VisualStudioShell\VC10SP1\x86\msp_kb2565063.msp

What else you could do is install vs 2010 x64 sp1 manually: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=13523

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