I am trying to install SQL Server 2005 on SBS 2003 with Service Pack 1. This is a brand new, clean build on a brand new Dell PE430C, 2Gb RAM, 250Gb Raid 1 - no shortage of space or memory.
According to Windows Update, there is nothing left for me to install. However, I am getting this error (while installing SQL Server Express):
"Your operating system does not meet Service Pack level requirements for this SQL Server release. Install the Service Pack from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50380
, and then run SQL Server setup again."
When I go to the link, there is nothing there to download (it takes me to the main Microsoft download page). I meet all the requirements that I have found.
The SQL express management console has installed, .NET 2 is happy, just SQL express is unhappy.
This is my second build as I thought that I had a poor installation/corrupted files, same problem. There is a similar question from 2005 on XP (search for "50380") but no real answer.