Issue installing SQL Server 2012 SP4 in a cluster - missing ‘vc_red.msi’

by Molenpad   Last Updated January 11, 2018 21:06 PM

Installed SQL Sever 2012 SP4 (from SP3) on one node of a two-node SQL Server cluster without issue. On the other node it is exiting out of the install with the following message:

The required MSI package 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Update Cache\KB4018073\ServicePack\redist\VisualStudioShell\VC10SP1\vc_red.msi' doesn't exist.

My attempts

Aiming to solve the issue, I've tried:

  • to download a new SP4 .exe to no avail.

  • copying the exe to a local drive on the server. Nothing doing either.

  • downloading the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 redist it seems to be asking for and creating this path, but it makes no difference.

Other considerations

I'd rather not uninstall SP4 from the other node, as usually the solutions to these types of weird issues are resolvable.

This is not a production setup, so I'm not under any particular pressure to urgently fix this. Right now the problem node has been stopped in the cluster.

Any ideas would be welcome.

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