While I was on vacation, the news of the Denali CTP3 release (ref) reached me. When I got back to work I immediately downloaded the package. From there on it would be a smooth ride through the wizard, or at least so I imagined it. Only once before have I met problems installing a version of SQL Server on a machine, that was when I tried to install SQL Server 2005 Dev Ed. on an ASRock HT330. That didn’t work out too well. That aside, I wasn’t expecting any problems, since I was installing the CTP3 on a brand new stationary machine (Windows 7 Ent.) with lots of power.
This isn’t a power issue though, going through the steps of the wizard, I’ll explain my actions and the outcome.
First the welcome screen, we you can view all kinds of requirements and documentation.
Selecting ‘Install‘ to proceed with the installation, and choosing the ‘New SQL Server stand alone…‘ option
Click ‘OK’ on the Setup Support Rules dialog
Click ‘Next’ on the Product Update dialog
The Install Setup Files dialog will show up (not clicking anything here)
Going through the Setup Support Rules, inspecting the Firewall warning. Since this is for local testing only this issue is not solved and should cause any problems.
The details of the Windows Firewall warning
Clicking ‘Next’ brings us to the Product Key dialog, where we will select ‘Evaluation’ as free edition
Onwards to the License Terms dialog, where we will accept and choose to send any information to Microsoft
On to features selection on the Setup Role dialog, where we will select ‘All Features With Defaults’
A detailed view awaits on the Feature Selection dialog, where ‘All Features With Defaults’ appears to not include ‘Reporting Services Add-in for Sharepoint products’ and ‘Master Data Services’, I wonder why…
Now, the Installation Rules dialog is where I can’t get any further…
I’m stuck and can’t get any further. There was SQL Server 2005 client tools installed, but I uninstalled those the first time I was hit by the issue. I’ve tried this: http://bit.ly/pyt7mm and suggestions like it, w/out any effect. I’ve tried to tweet about the issue and was by guided to: http://cot.ag/9OUV5A and http://cot.ag/qnzZid by @MicrosoftBI. None of those two provided any solution to the issue at hand.
How to get past this rather frustrating installation rule? And why does SQL Server 2005 Express tools block Denali CTP3?
Just as documentation, no SQL Server Express installed, allthough ‘Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 Setup (English)‘ is listed twice…:
There is a forum post on the issue: http://bit.ly/qjLTsJ