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Windows 7: SQL server 2005 standard install fails on windows 7

21 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
SQL server 2005 standard install fails on windows 7


I am trying to install SQL server 2005 standard edition on windows 7 professional.

I select to install everything, but the installation of database services fail, and I can't find the log file I am requested to inspect.

Please note that it is the installation that fails, so I have not had chance to apply Service pack 3 after the installation.

Has anybody else succeeded in installing SQL server 2005 on a windows 7 professional?

I am trying this on a "clean" windows 7 installation - Visual studio has not been installed yet.

Best regards Stig Nielsson

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21 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I haven't tried this, but I think you may need to have SP2 or 3 first?
Download details: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3

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21 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

no, the service packs should be installed after installation of sql server. And please note that it is the standard edition of SQL server I am trying, not the express edition.
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30 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7

I've been having the same trouble. Windows 7 installed and the SQL 2k5 install only allows the client tools option in the setup. All other options (Database Services, SSIS, SSRS) are disabled.

I fixed it by running the SP3 installer FIRST, let it update the native drivers and then run the SQL setup. Pretty crazy but it worked for me.

Hope it helps.
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