Install SQL Server 2005 Standard 64 bit On Windows 7 Professional

I was trying to install various versions of SQL Server 2005 on my Windows 7 Professional and it was failing to install the SQL Server Service no matter the version.

The solution was to run the msi file as a standalone install. The command is as below. Change paths as needed.

runas /user:administrator "msiexec /i C:\MyPath\SQL_2005_Std_x64\DISC1\Setup\SqlRun_SQL.msi"
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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:

if the answer is : runas /user:administrator "msiexec /i C:\MyPath\SQL_2005_Std_x64\DISC1\Setup\SqlRun_SQL.msi"

then why not accept your own posting above as the answer ?
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