Friday, November 19, 2010

Installing SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 R2

More and more I find myself needing to install SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 R2.   The problem is that there is a compatibility issue with Server 2008 R2 that requires jumping through hoops to install SQL Server 2008.  For me, the easiest solution is to build new patched installation media.  Just follow the instructions starting at
Procedure 2: Create a merged drop.

Article ID: 955392 - Last Review: October 30, 2009 - Revision: 5.4
How to update or slipstream an installation of SQL Server 2008

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