I have vista business installed on my new laptop. I tried to install SQL2005 and got the message that setup detected that IIS was not running and so SSRS could not be installed. I googled this and realised that IIS6 compatilibilty had to be turned on for SSRS to work - I did this. That problem gone. When starting the install it tells me that SQ2005 SP2 MUST be installed after setup before 2005 can be used. No problem, I download it.
I continue to install 2005 - it gets about half way through and tells me a file is missing, an office file in a folder office11. The only office install is some try it 25 times version that came preinstalled.
I carry on, soon after that other components fail to install - including the main ones, db services etc. Then it asks for disk 2 (strange) so I put disc 2 in and it continues but is now saying removing applications, removing backup files etc.
Then it says finished and invites me to look at the setup log for failures. I do and only 1 thing reports to have failed. Everything else says success. I go to the program group and can only find BOL so I think hmmm perhaps everything else is disabled till I apply SP2. So I do, no change.
I then redo set up hoping it might repair or anything - exactly the same deal.
Anyone know what the issue is? I am logged on as a vista admin and also start setup by r.clicking and choosing run as admin. There are no sql services listed and a bare minimum under program files/ms sql