SQL 2K8 Installation Fails on Windows 2K8 R2 SP1


  • Hello -

    Installation begins with a message from the Compatibility Assistant indicating that SQL Server 2008 has known compatibility issues. It says, "... you must apply SQL Server 2008 SP1 or a later service pack before you run SQL Server 2008 on this version of Windows."  I have successfully run SQL Server 2008 SP3 to install pre-installation features.  Nevertheless, installation of SQL Server 2008 fails with the following message: "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installation has failed. SQL Server 2008 Setup requires .NET Framework 3.5 to be installed."

    However, the .NET Framework 3.5 IS installed on the 2K8 R2 server and all OS updates have been applied. The SQL iso file has been downloaded on two separate occasions from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center and has been burned to DVD using two different computers and DVD drives, yet the installation of SQL still fails.  This is a brand new installation of WIN2K8 R2 SP1 with no applications yet installed.

    Any thoughts on a remedy?


    Dan Moseley

    Friday, June 28, 2013 11:09 PM

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