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This article describes the known issues when you install Microsoft SQL Server on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Minimum version requirements for Windows 7 or for Windows Server 2008 R2Before you install SQL Server on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must make sure that you fulfill the following minimum prerequisites, as appropriate for your situation.
SQL Server 2008Clustered installations
You must install SQL Server 2008 together with SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or a later update (this is also known as a slipstreamed version).
You must install SQL Server 2008 followed by SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or a later update.
Note SQL Server 2008 express runtime is supported on Windows 7 and on Windows 2008 R2.For more information about hardware and software requirements for installing SQL Server 2008, visit the Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx)Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website.
SQL Server 2005You must install SQL Server 2005 followed by SQL Server Service Pack 3 or a later update.
For more information about clustered installations of SQL Server 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
973993For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 service packs, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973993/ )Some nodes are not updated as expected when you apply Service Pack 3 or a post-Service Pack 3 update in a SQL Server 2005 cluster that is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clustering
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913089/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005
More information for SQL Server 2005Note SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2 runtime is supported on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.
The .NET FrameworkYou must enable the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 before you install SQL Server 2008 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is a prerequisite for SQL Server 2008. SQL Server 2008 Setup will install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 if it is not already installed. However, for Failover Clustering, the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 must be installed before the SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster installation.
In Windows Server 2008 R2, the .NET Framework is a system component. Therefore, you cannot install the .NET Framework from a redistribution point. You must install the .NET Framework from the Server role or by using ServerManagerCmd.exe.
You do not have to install the .NET Framework in the following scenarios:
Article ID: 955725 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 10.1