SQL 2008 client tools install

SQL 2008 client tools install

SQL 2008 client tools install 150 150 Carlos L Chacon

I am not sure why I am writing about this in 2012, but I found myself needing to install the SQL 2008 R2 client tools on a Windows XP client machine. I am at a client that is still running Windows XP and installing SQL 2012 is not an option. They have a base image and when I went to install the client tools, I got the following error:

TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:
Unknown property.

I came across this article in the MSDN forms.  I will let you follow the steps in the article, but I had the following experience:

  • After I deleted the registry key, I tried to reinstall–no go–I got an error about a missing registry key.  Seems strange; I mean who just deletes registry keys?  Even tried rebooting, cause its Windows XP.
  • I reinstalled Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 and uninstalled it.
  • SQL 2008 R2 client tools installed no problem.

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