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How to install sql server 2008 R2 on Windows 8

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    Windows 8 consumer preview. Build 8250

    How to install sql server 2008 R2 on Windows 8


    I tried running sqlexpress executable(SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe) on Windows 8 Consumer preview Build 8250. It throws compatibility issue.

    I tried resolving this issue by doing "Windows feature turn off". But this edition does not allow me to save changes on Windows feature.

    Kindly guide me whether Sql server 2008 R2 need any prerequesite or it can be installed by simply doing windows add feature.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Welcome

    Are you using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1? - Download: Microsoft® SQL Server ® 2008 R2 SP1 - Express
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 consumer preview. Build 8250


    Hello Calico,

    I have tried installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 but insstaller throws warning :
    An app on your PC needs the following windows feature :
    .Net framework 3.5(includes .NEt 2.0 and 3.0)

    Shall I conclude that it won't work without doing add fearures.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    It does require .NET 3.5 SP1, so you'll have to add what you can from:

    Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features on or off.

    But I don't think that includes SP1, so you'll probably have to download that as well...
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 consumer preview. Build 8250


    Calico thanks.

    I added .Net 3.5 windows feature from:

    Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features on or off

    and then installedSQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1.

    It all went smoothly.

    Thanks Alot
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    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    You're welcome
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    after installing MS sql server 2008 R2 in my windows 8, the icon wont appear. how can i show the icon?
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