FIX: The upgrade of an instance of SQL Server to Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 fails when you use a slipstream installation

Symptoms

Assume that you have an earlier version of Microsoft SQL Server installed such as an instance of SQL Server 2012. When you try to upgrade this instance of SQL Server to Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 by using a slipstream installation, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
This update package could not be opened. Verify that the update package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer update package.

Resolution

This problem was first fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:


About cumulative updates for SQL Server
About cumulative updates for SQL Server

Workaround

To work around this issue, run the upgrade installation again.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

Learn about the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3147826 - Last Review: May 31, 2016 - Revision: 1

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