If you haven't Installed VS 2008 SP1 Don't Install SQL Server 2008

8 באוגוסט 2008


If you haven't Installed VS 2008 SP1 Don't Install SQL Server 2008

Sql Server 2008 Visual Studio SP1

Certain SQL Server 2008 features install components that are also part of the release version of Visual Studio 2008 SP1. So, if Visual Studio 2008 without the service pack is installed on your machine, you cannot install SQL Server 2008. If you try to install, you will ran into the following error:

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.

In case you are wondering, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 should be expected about a week from now, so you don't have to wait too much.


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  1. Rotem Bloom10 באוגוסט 2008 ב 2:04

    Thanks for the information 🙂

  2. Eric10 באוגוסט 2008 ב 19:55

    Even SP1 Beta1 is not accepted so we have to wait for a week. Thank you for the information.

  3. Rick Strahl15 באוגוסט 2008 ב 20:29

    Well, I have VS 2008 SP1 on a clean install now, and SQL 2008 STILL won't install ontop of it…


  4. Alan Kelly23 בספטמבר 2008 ב 6:15

    I have the same problem as Rick, I have VS2008.SP1 but SQL2008 still won't install, saying that I have a previous version of VS2008 installed. Is there no way of overriding this?

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