Saturday, October 13, 2012

Error installing Sql server 2008 R2

I've just spent the past few hours trying to install SQL Server Express 2008 R2 on a Windows 7 Machine for work. Just setting up the install took Microsoft SQL Server 15 Min. (i3 laptop 2G Memory).

Every try, I kept getting an  "An error occurred creating the configuration section handler for userSettings/Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.LandingPage.Properties.Settings: Could not load file or assembly 'System, Version=4.0.0."

Of course I tried installing as Administrator and clearing temp directory and reinstalling.
After that failed, I updated the system with windows update and retried the former. Nothing worked.

At last I found a blog post with a simple solution at http://blogs.edwardwilde.com/2010/06/04/sql-server-express-2008-r2-installing-on-windows-7-with-visual-studio-2010/

All it said was "Solution: surprisingly easy just press Continue!"

I did and the installation worked, couldn't believe I was so stupid.
Full credit to Edward Wilde.

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