Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The detection failed, this can be due to a corrupted installation database

If you ever encounter the above error when trying to install a hotfix or service pack for SharePoint (as I did), then there's a lot of possible answers around, but the right one is quite hard to find, so hopefully, I can help with pointing you in the right direction.

This site helped me a lot with solving the issue, so just go there, follow the second solution and if you're as lucky as I was, it will solve the problem and you'll be able to install hotfixes and all other stuff on your server again!

Thanks to KbNk for posting this!!