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SQL Express 2005 - SBS2003

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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.

Steve
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by:Nightman
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Only time that I have seen this is when SP1 was not actually installed (SP1 for SBS at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B6F8A4C0-B707-4161-ADEB-44F1B756119F&displaylang=en). Perhaps you should redownload and/or re-install SP1.
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As a confirmation of SP version, please post the contents of the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion here.
all values and data just for that key - don't need subkeys, but you can also exclude DigitalProductId, ProductId, LicenseInfo, RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization since those all have sensitive information in them.

I would expect to see the following included:
"CSDVersion"="Service Pack 1"
"CSDBuildNumber"="1830"
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by:SBSDUNBLANE
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Thought everything was updated. Until I checked the registry etc. No SBS SP.....
Thoroughly rough process installing the required fixes until finally the SQL express install allows you to proceed. I counted 1.45Gb of downloads to patch, fix and get to a fully working server - well done Microsoft.
All working now - most up to date server in the universe at the moment.
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by:Nightman
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Glad it's gone well ;)

Only most up to date for a week or so until the next patch/hotfix/service release ;(
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