Foundation updates before server

Aug 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

So far i have been only putting the Server 2010 updates in the install. I just recently read that you should ALWAYS install the foundation updates before the Server updates.  So my question is how do i go about putting the Service packs in the installer so that foundation will run before the server updates or does this really not matter.

Aug 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I usually slipstream both updates into the install; still doesn't solve your problem but my installs seem to be OK.

Aug 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM

The guidance for installing the foundation updates before server updates ONLY applies to manual (non-slipstreamed) installs. For slipstreamed installs it doesn't actually make any sense - you can extract the foundation updates, but when you extract the server updates each and every foundation file will get overwritten by the server patches (so no net difference).