SQL Server Standard 2005 sp2 32bit running on Windows 2003 Standard 32bit service pack 2.
I attempted a service pack upgrade from sp2 to sp4 using SQLServer2005SP4-KB2463332-x86-ENU.exe and received the following error:
Property(S): UpgradeInstruction = Connect to SQL instance MYSERVER as sysadmin Launch SQL statement USE master Launch script file d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Install\sysdbupg.sql Launch script file d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Install\DbEngine_hotfix_install.sql Launch script file d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Install\repl_hotfix_install.sql Stop service MSSQLSERVER Property(S): SqlUpgradeMessage = SQL Server Setup failed to parse the SQL script "d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Install\DbEngine_hotfix_install.sql". The error code is The system cannot find the file specified. . To continue, correct the problem, and then run SQL Server Setup again.
The file d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Install\DbEngine_hotfix_install.sql is missing and I have tried this upgrade from two different SQLServer2005SP4-KB2463332-x86-ENU.exe files.
After the service pack install completed, I was able to start SQL Server and the version was 9.0.5000. There were no other errors in the logs, but I did rollback the server using a vmware snapshot taken before installing SP4.
I googled around but didn't find anything useful.
Why would the file DbEngine_hotfix_install.sql file be missing from the service pack installation ?