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Install Windows 2008 KB956250

FineBuild can install and configure Windows 2008 KB956250 as part of the SQL Server install process.

SQL Server 2012 or above requires that Windows 2008 KB956250 is installed prior to starting the main SQL Server install if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 2008.

The table below shows when you need to download this fix.

Operating system SQL Server Version Express Edition Other Editions
Windows 2008 R2 or above Any Included Included
Windows Vista or Windows 2008 Any Download Download
Windows 2003 or below Any Not Available Not Available

If you need to do a download, then choose the correct process for your operating system.:

Windows 2008 R2 or above
Windows Vista or Windows 2008
Windows 2003 or below

Download for Windows 2008 R2 or above

This covers Windows Windows 7 and above, Windows 2008 R2 and above

If you are installing on Windows 2008 R2 or above, KB956250 is built in to this version of Windows. No download or install is needed.

Download for Vista or Windows 2008

This covers Windows Vista and Windows 2008

Download the KB956250 fix from the location below and put it in to the Additional Components folder.

KB956250 download

Download for Windows 2003 or below

This covers Windows 2003 and Windows XP

The KB956250 fix is not available for Windows 2003 or below. No download or install is possible.

FineBuild Windows 2008 KB956250 Install

Automated silent installation of Windows 2008 KB956250 is performed by Process Id 2AN and is controlled by the parameters below:

Install Parameter Build SQL2005 SQL2008 SQL2008R2 SQL2012 SQL2014
SetupKB956250 FULL No No No Yes Yes
SetupKB956250 WORKSTATION No No No Yes Yes
SetupKB956250 CLIENT No No No Yes Yes

In order to maintain compatibility with older versions of SQL FineBuild, the parameter InstKB956250 can also be used.

Windows 2008 KB956250 will be installed automatically if you Install .Net 4.0. If you want to install Windows 2008 KB956250 without .Net 4.0 the following parameter should be added at run time:

Manual Windows 2008 KB956250 Install

The following steps show what you would have to do to install Windows 2008 KB956250 manually. FineBuild does all of this work for you automatically.

1) Navigate to the Additional Components folder and double-click on the following file:

32-bit systems Windows6.0-KB956250-x86.msu
64-bit systems Windows6.0-KB956250-x64.msu


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Last edited Oct 8, 2014 at 12:42 PM by EdVassie, version 6