I'm about to throw my mug through my monitor! I'm just trying to add Full Text Indexing to an existing server. It's SQL 2005 Workgroup Edition SP3. I definitely have the right edition of the DVD.
Attempt 1: I just ran the setup and it claimed I'm trying to change the edition and therefore need to run it from the command line with the parameter SKUUPGRADE=1.
Attempt 2: I tried that but then it said that, to add components to an existing installation, I have to go via Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
Attempt 3: I did that and it said the install is blocked because the existing file versions are later than those I'm trying to install.
Do I have to uninstall every SP and update since the orginal RTM release (which is the DVD I have)? Am I just being thick?
Please advise, Thanks
Answer by Grant Fritchey ·
I'm really unsure of this answer, but I think what you need to do, or at least look into, is slipstreaming the SP with the install in order to use the install routine and get the SP in. There was discussion about this recently on SSC proper.