I am installing sql server 2008 sp1 enterprise developer edition. But I am unable to install the sql server 2008 sp1. I have Vs 2008 sp1(professional edition) installed on my laptop. Do i need to uninstall Vs 2008 sp1 to install Sql server 2008 sp1. Please let me know Thanks.

  • You shouldn't need to uninstall VS to install SS. You might get more help over at serverfault.com. – Jay Riggs Aug 25 '10 at 16:10
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    You're installing Enterprise Edition on a laptop? Does your laptop meet the Hardware and Software Requirements for Enterprise Edition (especially the O/S requirements)? – Joe Stefanelli Aug 25 '10 at 16:18
  • Hi Joe, Sorry Its developer edition. My laptop meets the hardware and software requirements. – Anonymous Aug 25 '10 at 17:16
  • Can you provide any more details on the installation failure? Any error messages, etc. – Joe Stefanelli Aug 25 '10 at 18:09

I've run into issues with installing SQL over a SQL Express install (which comes with VS 2008). A quick search turned up instructions on how to remove the Express components. It's for 2005, but I believe these are still applicable:


Hope this helps.

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