Monday, May 25, 2009

Installing SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

I do not know how many people were resulted with the problem in getting SQl Server 2008 Express Edition (offered freely by Microsoft) installed.  Several times i got problem with the authentication, even though i produced appropriate information. Anyway some how i got it installed. But unlike it's predecessor, the number of steps inorder to get it installed was high. Yet the installion interface was cool. Microsoft has required to get the following components installed beforehand:
  1. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  2. Windows Installer 4.5
  3. Windows Powershell 1.0
as of 24th of May 2009...
But I was shown with one more requirement during the installtion, which Microsoft has forgotten to mention in it's updated page for users who have installed Visual Studio 2008. You got to get the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed if you are to use the latest version of SQL Server 2008.

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