Cannot install SQL Server Management tool on Windows XP or Windows Vista platform using the SQL 2008 DVD included in SBS 2008 premium edition

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Symptom



You will receive an unsupported platform error when trying to install SQL Server Management tool on Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems using the SQL 2008 DVD, which is included in Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) Premium edition.

Resolution



To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1.       Download the SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7522A683-4CB2-454E-B908-E805E9BD4E28&displaylang=en;  

2.       Select Management Tool when running the installation wizard on Windows XP or Vista platform.

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Article ID: 958978 - Last Review: October 17, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium
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