Wednesday, August 06, 2008

SQL Server 2008 RTM Requires/Installs .Net 3.5 SP1 & Wait for VS2008 SP1 before you install SQL2K8 on your Dev machines

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release Notes

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Before You Install

Please read the KB articles listed below before you install SQL Server 2008. More known issues can be found online; we recommend you read about the following issues first.

KB ID Summary

956139 Visual Studio 2008 SP1 may be required for SQL Server 2008 installations

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 may be required for SQL Server 2008 installations

“INTRODUCTION

The release version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) may be required when you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

MORE INFORMATION

Visual Studio 2008 does not support having both Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack and Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 installed on the same computer. Because certain SQL Server 2008 features install components that are also part of the release version of Visual Studio 2008 SP1, SQL Server 2008 requires Visual Studio 2008 with SP1. If Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack is installed instead, it may not work correctly after you install SQL Server 2008.

If you try to install a SQL Server 2008 feature that installs a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 component, and you have Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack installed, you receive the following error message:

Rule "Previous releases of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008" failed.
A previous release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is installed on this computer. Upgrade Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to the SP1 before installing SQL Server 2008.

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Looks like I’m waiting until next week to install SQL2k8 on my dev machine… :(

 

Related Past Post XRef:
SQL Server 2008 Edition Side–by-side Feature Comparison - (aka. What Edition do I need so I can get feature X,Y or Z?)
SQL Server 2008 RTM’s (and is now available on MSDN Subscribers Download)
VS2008/.Net 3.5 SP1 still coming “Real Soon Now” (Update: “Service Pack 1 which will be available … after August 11, 2008.”)

2 comments:

Thiago Silva said...

Hey, Greg

I blogged about this last month, and detailed what you can do to address this issue:
http://silvaware.blogspot.com/2008/07/sql-server-2008-on-horizon.html

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