Installing SQL Server 2008 Enterprise on Windows Server 2008 - windows installer 4.5

Last Post 20 Oct 2008 04:58 AM by woodysapsucker. 0 Replies.
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20 Oct 2008 04:58 AM
I'm having terrible problems trying to install SQL Server 2008 Enterprise on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. First the install kept failing because it said .NET 3.5 wasn't installed (although it was). I got around this by replacing the .Net install file in the SQL Server install directories with what I had downloaded and run successfully.

Now the install is failing on the wrong Windows Installer version (it says I need version 4.5). I went out to the windows download,, and selected Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu (I have a 32 bit dual core processor). This is a new server - not an upgrade. I have an ACVPI x86Based PC. Intel dual core E2180 processor. When I try to install the 4.5 installer I get a message: "The update does not apply to your system".

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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