Server 2008 SP3: There are no SQL Server instances or shared features that can be updated

Atrix370 41 Reputation points
2021-03-16T07:46:46.747+00:00

I'm currently using SQL server 2008 SP3 10.0.5500.0 (2008 SP3) Express Edition

I've been trying to upgrade the build version from 10.0.5500.0 to 10.0.5538.0 but there is an error shown below when I used this KB2977321.

Error: There are no SQL Server instances or shared features that can be updated

Thank you.

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  1. Shashank Singh 6,251 Reputation points
    2021-03-16T08:15:02.987+00:00

    Have you downloaded correct SP architecture. Make sure if you have 64 bit express edition you download 64 bit service pack. This is most common cause of such message. Below are 3 installables make sure you download the one which matches your architecture.

    SQLServer2008-KB2977321-IA64.exe

    SQLServer2008-KB2977321-x64.exe

    SQLServer2008-KB2977321-x86.exe

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