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

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

Article ID : 950636
Last Review : March 31, 2008
Revision : 1.0

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.

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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.

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RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Web Server 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

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 name File version File size Date Time Platform
Acspecfc.dll 6.0.6001.22141 459,776 22-Mar-2008 03:32 x86
Windows Web Server 2008, 64-bit editions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Acspecfc.dll 6.0.6001.22141 100,352 22-Mar-2008 04:04 x64

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• 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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