In my previous article Ive posted about slipstream and we have discussed about its methods. In this article Im going to write about creating basic slipstream setup in SQL Server 2008. In this method you will be merging the service pack with the base setup at the time of installation. This method is very simple and straight forward. The merged setup package cannot be reused and its valid only for that particular (single) installation.
Slipstream is a feature expected in earlier version of SQL server itself however from SQL Server 2008 SP1 its included. This is one of the most expected thing in SQL Server by DBAs since windows operating system has the feature already and the system admins can easily update their setup packages. Now we have the capability to merge service pack with the base setup of SQL Server 2008. There are two methods of slipstream creation available and they are below