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This article describes the actions that are required before you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on a computer that has Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or the prerelease version of SQL Server 2008 installed.
Visual Studio 2008 does not support having both Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack and Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 installed on the same computer. Because certain SQL Server 2008 features install components that are also part of the release version of Visual Studio 2008 SP1, SQL Server 2008 requires Visual Studio 2008 with SP1. The version of Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 must be the release version and not a beta version. If Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack is installed instead, it may not work correctly after you install SQL Server 2008.
If you try to install a SQL Server 2008 feature that installs a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 component, and you have Visual Studio 2008 without a service pack installed, you receive the following error message:
Only some SQL Server 2008 features install Visual Studio 2008 components. If any of these features are selected at the end of the SQL Server 2008 setup process, SQL Server 2008 Setup blocks the installation if it detects any Visual Studio product that is earlier than Service Pack 1.
Rule "Previous releases of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008" failed.
A previous release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is installed on this computer. Upgrade Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 to the SP1 before installing SQL Server 2008.
Required actionsIf you have installed Visual Studio 2008 or a prerelease version of SQL Server 2008, certain actions are required before you install the release version of SQL Server 2008. To determine the actions that you must perform, use the following table.
If you install Visual Studio 2008 after you install SQL Server 2008, you must install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to have a supported configuration. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is not required if you have not installed the following features in SQL Server 2008:
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http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125807For information about how to obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 956139 - Last Review: March 19, 2009 - Revision: 5.1
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