cant install sql server 2008

November 23, 2011 at 09:17:24
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently downloaded Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition iso image and burned it to a DVD. From the DVD, I proceeded to install Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, and I checked the check-box to install the SQL server. Once the installation completed, I received a Windows Error dialog wanting to send an error report. I sent the report.
On the installation screen, I recieved this:

Setup Complete!

Setup could not install the following component:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (x86)
i use windows vista ultimate


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#1
January 12, 2012 at 08:23:37
Microsoft SQL Server can only install on a server operating system. Trying to install it on a Windows Vista box will not work..

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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#2
January 13, 2012 at 05:14:52
Not true. SQL Server (particularly the Express version) should install fine on any system. Have a look at the installer log.

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#3
January 13, 2012 at 08:08:44
Hmm.. learn something new everyday, awesome.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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