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Install fails wth SQL Server 2008 Enterprise on Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I have a new server onto which I have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. I have not been successful at installing SQL Server 2008 Enterprise on it. After many attempts, I continue to get the following error message:

        Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installation has failed.
        SQL Server 2008 setup requires .NET Framework 3.5 to be installed.

Some notes:

  • I got my copies of Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 Enterprise through my MSDN subscription.
  • Upon first installing WinServer2008 R2, I notice that the .NET Framework 3.5.1 is not installed and is not available as a feature to add through the Programs and Features control panel.
  • Upon first installing WinServer2008 R2, Server Manag

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