Actions that are required before you install SQL Server 2008 on a computer that has Visual Studio 2008 or the prerelease version of SQL Server 2008 installed

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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.

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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:
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.
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.

Required actions

If 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.
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Visual Studio 2008 statusSQL Server 2008 prerelease version statusRequired actions before you install SQL Server 2008
Not installedNever installedNo action is required.
Not installedCurrently installed or previously installedUninstall the prerelease version of SQL Server 2008. Additionally, you may have to uninstall vsOrcas features that were added by a prerelease installation of SQL Server 2008. In Windows, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel to uninstall the following features:

· Visual Studio 2008 Shell (integrated mode)
· Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2.0
Installed without Visual Studio 2008 SP1Never installedPerform one of the following actions:

· Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before you install SQL Server 2008.
· Uninstall Visual Studio 2008, and then install SQL Server 2008. After SQL Server 2008 is installed, you can install Visual Studio 2008, and then install Visual Studio 2008 SP1.

Do not install the following components of SQL Server 2008:

· Management Tools (Basic or Complete)
· Integration Services
· Business Intelligence Development Studio

If you want to install any of these components later, you must first install Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
Installed without Visual Studio 2008 SP1Currently installed or previously installedUninstall the prerelease version of SQL Server 2008. Then, perform one of the following actions:

· Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before you install SQL Server 2008.
· Uninstall Visual Studio 2008, and then install SQL Server 2008. After SQL Server 2008 is installed, you can install Visual Studio 2008, and then install Visual Studio 2008 SP1.

Do not install the following components of SQL Server 2008:

· Management Tools (Basic or Complete)
· Integration Services
· Business Intelligence Development Studio

If you want to install any of these components later, you must first install Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is installedNever installedNo action is required.
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is installedCurrently installedUninstall the prerelease version of SQL Server 2008.
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:
  • Management Tools (Basic or Complete)
  • Integration Services Business
  • Intelligence Development Studio
For more information about how to install SQL Server 2008 together with Visual Studio 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125807
For information about how to obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/cc533448.aspx

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Article ID: 956139 - Last Review: March 19, 2009 - Revision: 5.1
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  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup
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