SQL Server 2008 Install

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I just finished the install of SQL Server 2008 RTM on my laptop. No real issues except that it wanted SP1 of Visual Studio installed before it would complete. Once I had that done, everything was up and running. The new install routines are nicer than the old ones if a bit more detailed.

My desktop is another matter. SQL Server 2008 objected to a SQL Server 2005 Express install. I removed that. It still thinks Express is installed. I’m removing all of SQL Server 2005 to see what happens.  The error reported was pretty non-helpful.

This is a bit odd since the laptop also has a copy of Express installed.

Well, uninstalling all things SQL Server didn’t work. Sql2005SsmsExpressFacet is failing. It simply states: “The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL SErver 2005 Express Tools.” Time for a bit of research.


OK, fine, but what do you think?