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sql error installing SIMMS - The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed


Summary

Something to watch out for when installing SIMMS or even just sql2008 on its own.

Sometimes when installing sql2008 on a computer that had sql2005 there are errors due to a conflict, if you were to try to install manually you would see the following error: "The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools." or when installing SIMMS using the automated installer the installation just fails when installing SQL.

Applies To

Any computer that had sql2005 installed or still has sql2005 installed

Symptoms

When installing SQL2008 you may get the following error: "The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools." or when installing SIMMS using the automated installer the installation just fails when installing SQL.

Solution

Per the following article: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlsetupandupgrade/thread/5fc58507-9f40-4213-acbd-32a57c8822d7/

BEFORE launching the SIMMS installer on systems that have had or still has sql2005 installed, rename the registry key at: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90 to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90-old per the article mentioned and it seems to work well

Keywords

SQL2008, The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools.



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Last Modified:July-22-11 4:37:31 PM

Last Modified By: Sheldonk

Type: INFO

Level: Intermediate

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