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2010-06-14

SQL Server 2008 Client Tools Install Pain

In this blog post http://nomisit.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/installing-sql-server-2008-client-tools-what-a-pain/ it is described how you need to upgrade Visual Studio 2008 to SP1 if you are installing any of these…

  • BIDS
  • Management tools (Basic or Full version)
  • Integration Services
  • … and you have previously installed VS2008, then you will need to upgrade it to SP1.

    I did install a trial version of VS2008 but now I have uninstalled everything, but still getting the same failed requirement.

    So now I am trying to install SP1, even if I don’t know what products it could be upgrading since I removed them all. Perhaps it is something like a C++ runtime or something that was left behind by the uninstaller?

    The SP1 installer seemed to be stuck on “WebDesignerCore_KB950278”. But proceeded after quite a while (20 minutes, maybe more).

    Then it took a long time to install “VS90sp1-KB945140-X86-ENU”.

    I got a Fatal Error at the end of the install, so now I don’t know what was installed or not. So either try to reinstall SP1 or try to install the client tools?

    Tried to install client tools, and to my surprise it succeeded!