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Unable To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

Article ID
ias-8784
Article Name
Unable To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio
Created Date
20th April 2010
Product
Problem
It has been identified that when trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Mangement 2008, the following message appears: The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools.
Resolution
This error occurs due to the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools not removing correctly. Following the steps below may help to resolve the issue Try And Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Management Studio
  • Click Start, click Settings and then click Control Panel
  • Click Add/Remove Programs
  • Click Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Studio and click Remove Alternatively, renaming the registry key for SQL Server 2005 Tools will allow the newer version to be installed. To Rename The SQL Server 2005 Tools Registry Key
  • Click Start, click Run, type Regedit and press Enter
  • Locate the key for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Tools. For 64 Bit Machines The key is HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\SHELLSEM
  • Right Click the key specified above (SHELLSEM) and choose Rename
  • Type Old and then press OK IMPORTANT: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using the registry editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. IRIS cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk. It should now be possible to continue the installation of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

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