Small question about ms sql server 2008 express edition RRS feed

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  • User-959049724 posted

    Hi guys!

    I got stuck at the last step before installing management studio express

    I Know that this command will help me to get over the last failure-Checking previous versiobs of vs 2008 

    Setup /ACTION=install /SkipRules=VSShellInstalledRule 

    But what is the specific syntax to use in the command prompt  ?

    I need to go to the sql server 2008 directory and use the command above - I don't know

    how to use the command prompt for sure..

    Please help..



    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 4:31 PM

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  • User2130758966 posted

    well you will need to extract the initial installer file which would have been a single file you downloaded probably?

    one way to do this is to just run it. it will extract it to a randomly named folder in the root of your main drive. The files will only be there while the setup is running so copy them out to a new location and then close the installer.

    you can open a cmd window by following a part of this tutorial depending on if you have vista/7 or other windows:


    This isnt a good idea because you might cause yourself problems in the future. Goto control panel and remove or upgrade any conflicting software!

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 4:50 PM
  • User-959049724 posted

     from what i've googled i got the impression that all that separates me from completing this installation of sql server 2008 management studio is the command Setup /ACTION=install /SkipRules=VSShellInstalledRule which i need to type somewhere in the command line of windows xp. i need the exact procedure to accomplish that.


    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 5:26 PM
  • User-959049724 posted

    well i've managed to execute the  aforementioned  commmand only to get the error msg "please go to the control panel to install and configure system components"

    i googled that and understood that sometimes it involves a certain "autorun.inf" which isn't the case for me.

    any assistance would be much appreciated.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:02 PM