SQL server 2008 error about license validation file RRS feed

  • Question

  • I set up windows 7 on a formated disc. I installed SQL server 2008 Enterprise x64 using MSDN account on it but couldnt have started SQL server management studio. I get the following error : "An error has occurred while trying to access the license validation file. Please reinstall SQL Server to correct this file.". I reinstalled two times but nothing change.

    Monday, October 19, 2009 8:09 AM


  • Hi Kudret,

    According to my research, it's a known issue on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. You can find the report on HERE.

    It is recommended to install SP1 by using admin account to test the issue.

    In additon, this is Windows 7 forum and we are focus on Windows 7 question and issue. I suggest you post the issue on Microsoft SQL Server Setup forum.

    Microsoft SQL Server Setup forum

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is so you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

    Thank you for your understanding. 

    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:22 AM
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:11 AM