Running "Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB948109)" always fails. Automatic updates continues to offer this update.
All SQL-related services are set to Manual or Automatic startup.
I have tried downloading KB948109 and running it manually. It aborts abruptly partway through, with no error message shown.
I have attached verbose logs.
As suggested at http://thisoldcode.net/PermaLink,guid,f7c3a9c4-041b-4cae-8dc6-67a872757ed2.aspx, I have uninstalled sqlwriter, deleted the SID values from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\Setup, re-installed sqlwriter, and brought sqlwriter up to SP2. However, the KB948109 update still fails.