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  • Question


    I get an error message when trying to install sql server 2005 express. Unknown exit code 28086. Evidently I cant download sql 2005 express from msft anymore, so I downloaded 2008. Problem is that the CRM installer doesn't see that sql is installed. any ideas? This is during the CRM 4.0 installation CD. It is a nightmare.


    vista business client, sbs 2003 r2 server

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:47 AM

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  • i don't think SQL2005 express runs on Vista, it does not say that in the requirnments (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=220549b5-0b07-4448-8848-dcc397514b41&displaylang=en)

    Are you sure the SQL services are all running?

    Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:43 PM
  • well, I succeeded in installing but only after reformatting the hard disk! I think even though I follow the remove sql instructions, there are still remnants of sql/crm that are somewhere (registry?). In any case, I'm slogging through the application now.



    Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:47 PM
  • Ouch, that is NOT a solution to a problem.  I think there was something in the user profile that could have been giving you a hard time.  The Outlook Client is supported on Vista so you should not have had to reformat.


    Sunday, August 31, 2008 2:28 AM
  • BTW, SQL 2008 express is now supported for the Outlook client.


    Sunday, August 31, 2008 7:41 PM