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Slipstreaming Windows service packs used to be a simple process with earlier versions - just run the EXE with a special command-line switch. I can't seem to find such a switch with Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1. How do I slipstream it? TechNet mentions "integrated installation", so it's possible, but it doesn't seem to have any details on how to actually do it!

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It's messy, so it's usually easier to get a copy of Server 2008 R2 w/ SP1.

You can do it manually. The direction for Win7 are the same.

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Wow, "messy" is an understatement. Why, Microsoft, why? –  EMP Jun 22 '11 at 0:24
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Just download it directly:

http://www.shifnet.com/blog/technology/download-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-official-iso-180-days-free-trial.html

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It's sad how you have to side step Microsoft if you were unfortunate enough to have an OEM or Retail license... –  tegbains Jun 22 '11 at 6:34
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