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Last post Feb 23, 2013 03:04 PM by markfitzme
Feb 23, 2013 01:34 PM|LINK
I am trying to install SQL Server 2008.
In SQL Server Installation Center, when I click on "New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation", I
am asked "Browse for SQL Server 2008 Installation Media".
What should I be looking for assuming defaults were used with windows 7 maximum? Which folder to choose? Nothing folder not accepted!
What to do?
NOTE: I was before installed the sql server 2008 R2, and now I want to install SQL Server 2008 express.
Feb 23, 2013 02:25 PM|LINK
You should be looking for the install disk or a folder containing all the installation files. There isn't a normal folder in Win 7 that would have this.
Did you download Sql Server 2008 Express installer? If so, run that or point the sql server 2008 installer to that directory.
Feb 23, 2013 02:42 PM|LINK
Thank you for your reply!
I have the downloaded .exe file from Microsoft site. And when i want to indicate this folder installer programme not except it?
1) Sql Server 2008 Express installer - what do you mean? is it downloaded .exe file?
2) In what directory? I choosed a lot of possible directories, but it not workes? installer Programme not except them!No result!
What to do? Please explain all steps in details.
Thank you very much!
Feb 23, 2013 03:04 PM|LINK
1) Yes, the installer should be the downloaded executable.
2) It almost sounds like it is attempting to find your SQL Server 2008 R2 installation media and not the sql 2008 express. It could be looking for sql server support files that were not installed before it can continue. Have you tried pointing it to your
SQL Server 2008 R2 installation media?
You may also have better luck at the dedicated SQL Server forum as they are far more experienced with what can go wrong in a SQL Server installation.