Testing installing SQL Server 2008 R2 ent onto a 64bit Windows server 2008 r2 ent and having a few issues...
Ive ran all the updates on Windows server (including .NET4)
1: Once I try and install SQL Server 2008 Ent i get a Compatability issue saying i need to install SP1 on for it to work! (I dont remember getting this last time i installed it but may have been on a Win 2008 server not R2)???
2: I admit to not knowing much about .NET but i thought having .NET 4 would stop the need for 3.5, yet when i carried on with the install ignoring the compatability problem, it says .NET is not installed. I did a download of .NEt but it wont let me install the download, only install it via Server Manager and install a lot IIS and other features, which i dont want.
3: I was going to install multiple instances of SQL onto this server, so if i do have to install SP1 (Im also thinking ill just put on SP2 since its been out a while now) that i will have to install this per instance, ive never done any patch work on a multi instance server, how is tis done.
Thanks for any input.