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  • Hi all?

    I am installing Microsot SQL server 2005 express on my Windows 8.1Pro 64bit.

    I have a problem installing sql, Please help me:

    Error: The SQL server service failed to start.

    Monday, November 17, 2014 7:19 AM

Answers

  • Please note SS 2005 Express is only valid within these OS

    Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with SP4
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 or later
    Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter editions
    with Service Pack 1 or later
    Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
    Windows Small Business Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later
    Vista Home Basic and above (SQL Express SP1 and SQL Express Advanced SP2)
    Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007
    Windows Embedded for Point of Service SP2



    Many Thanks & Best Regards, Hua Min

    Monday, November 17, 2014 7:46 AM
  • SQL Server 2005 is not supported on Windows 8/Server 2012 and above.

    Uninstall SS2005 Express and download later version supported in this article.

    http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2681562

    Monday, November 17, 2014 7:51 AM

All replies

  • Please note SS 2005 Express is only valid within these OS

    Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with SP4
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 or later
    Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter editions
    with Service Pack 1 or later
    Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
    Windows Small Business Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later
    Vista Home Basic and above (SQL Express SP1 and SQL Express Advanced SP2)
    Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007
    Windows Embedded for Point of Service SP2



    Many Thanks & Best Regards, Hua Min

    Monday, November 17, 2014 7:46 AM
  • SQL Server 2005 is not supported on Windows 8/Server 2012 and above.

    Uninstall SS2005 Express and download later version supported in this article.

    http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2681562

    Monday, November 17, 2014 7:51 AM