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Error message when you install SQL Server 2005: "Beta components detected"

SYMPTOMS
When you install Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you may receive the following error message:
Beta components detected.
This problem is likely to occur when you install SQL Server 2005 on a computer that has a beta version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 installed.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the Microsoft .NET Framework installer (Dotnetfx.exe) detects beta components that block the installation. The SQL Server 2005 Setup program does not detect the components that may prevent the .NET Framework installation. For example, if you have installed a beta version of Visual J# 2005, you experience this problem when you install SQL Server 2005.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, you must uninstall the beta components. Then, try to install SQL Server 2005 again. To find whether beta components that prevent the installation have been installed on your computer, run the Dotnetfx.exe program. The Dotnetfx.exe program displays a dialog box that contains the name of the beta components that prevent installation.

Note The Dotnetfx.exe file is located in the Servers\Redist\2.0 folder on the SQL Server 2005 Setup media.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 919394 - Last Review: 11/20/2007 17:41:36 - Revision: 1.3

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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