FIX: SQL Server 2005 is not installed on a Windows Web Server 2008-based system

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ended on April 12, 2016

If you are still running SQL Server 2005, you will no longer receive security updates and technical support. We recommend upgrading to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure. Learn more about the options for upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to a supported version here.

SYMPTOMS
When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on a Windows Web Server 2008-based system, the installation is not completed successfully. Additionally, you receive the following warning message:
SQL Server Edition Operating System Compatibility (Warning)Messages

SQL Server Edition Operating System CompatibilitySome components of this edition of SQL Server are not supported on this operating system. For details, see 'Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005' in Microsoft SQL Server Books Online.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the SQL Server 2005 installer was released before the release of Windows Web Server 2008. Therefore, the SQL Server 2005 installer does not expect the Windows Web Server 2008 licensing information. When the installer does not receive the expected results, it blocks the associated installation.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, download and install the appropriate file from the Microsoft Download Center.

Windows Web Server 2008, 32-bit editions

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Windows6.0-KB950636-x86.msu package now.

Windows Web Server 2008, x64 editions

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Windows6.0-KB950636-x64.msu package now.

Windows Web Server 2008, Itanium-based editions

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Windows6.0-KB950636-ia64.msu package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Web Server 2008, 32-bit editions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acspecfc.dll6.0.6001.22141459,77622-Mar-200803:32x86
Windows Web Server 2008, x64 editions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acspecfc.dll6.0.6001.22141100,35222-Mar-200804:04x64
Acspecfc.dll6.0.6001.22141459,77622-Mar-200803:32x86
Windows Web Server 2008, Itanium-based editions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Acspecfc.dll6.0.6001.22141222,20822-Mar-200803:43IA-64
Acspecfc.dll6.0.6001.22141459,77622-Mar-200803:32x86
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
iis internet information server 7.0 compatibility
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Article ID: 950636 - Last Review: 04/23/2008 21:08:52 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Web Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition

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