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SQL Server 2008 Express Installation Prerequisites

Attempting to install SQL Server 2008 Express recently, I kept receiving "...must install Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 SP2". Huh? There was no SP2, AFAIK. Turns out there was but it's only wrapped into the .Net 3.5 SP1 redistributable. Leveraging this helpful MSDN forums post, I installed the following and successfully brought SQL Server 2008 Express up on a Win2k3 SP1 box.
Why does everything need to be so damn complicated?

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Anonymous said…
Good to know. I'm building a new VM right now with Win 2k8 server and sql 2k8 too. thx for the heads up!
Anonymous said…
I repeat - Why does everything need to be so damn complicated :/
Rithuu Mangala said…
Thanx for putting this information. Helped me.
Anonymous said…
Thank for the sharing!

Yes! Why does everything need to be so damn complicated???

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