SQL Server 2008 Express Setup Challenge

I’ve spend about 2 hours tonight getting SQL Server 2008 Express installed on a Windows Server 2008 system…….. Launched the installation package, it started extracting it’s content, it made an attempt to launch the embedded setup.exe and then…..Nothing. The temporary folder that holds the extracted installation files got deleted and all that was left was the below error log. 03/09/2010 23:22:48.079 ====================================================================== 03/09/2010 23:22:48.235 Setup launched 03/09/2010 23:22:48.282 Attempting to determine media source 03/09/2010 23:22:48.329 Read More …

SQL Server 2008 Express Installation Sources

I got a bit confused by all the different SQL Server 2008 Express downloads that exist, so spend a little time in getting some insight. If you want to download SQL Server 2008 Express you have the following options: Package Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1 Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Tools Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Advanced Services Download   Then I recommend reading the following Read More …