While installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on my computer yesterday I faced an error, detail text of error message was:
Rule “SQL Server 2005 Express tools” failed.
the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools.
I had Windows 7 in my computer and SQL Server 2005 Express with SQL Server Management Studio was already installed on it. I found solution in blog of Anthony Stevens (http://thepursuitofalife.com/sql-server-2008-installation-error-remove-sql-express-tools/) where he says to uninstalled SQL Server Management Studio before installing SQL Server 2008. I did the same error was removed.
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I m the 2nd one who facing this issue.
1. Go to Windows > Run, enter “regedit” and click ok.
2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsft SQL Server\90.
3. Rename “90″ to something else, like “old”
Ananth E , yes its work, thanx
thank u its work
Thnxx Ananth …..!! it works …!!
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its restoring Back file. SQL 2008 R2.
An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
SQL Server cannot process this media family.
Restore headeronly is terminating abnormally.(Microsoft SQL Server, Error:3241)