I desparately need some help and was hoping I could find it here. I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 on which I have installed Server 2008 Enterprise x64. I am trying to install SQL 2008 but I get an error when running setup.exe from the disk that states that .Net 3.5 is not installed. The exact error message is as follows:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installation has failed. SQL Server 2008 requires .NET 3.5 Framework to be installed.
Well, .NET Framework 3.5 is installed. So I did some research and found many people with this peoblem but no clear solution. One suggestion was that Windows Installer 4.5 needed to be downloaded and installed. So I went to the download mirrior, found the files with which Microsoft said were compatible with my architecture, but when I ran them I got and error message stating that that version of the installer was not compatible with my architecture. So I tried every other file on the page, thinking that maybe MS had gotten their file names mixed up or something. Same error with every file.
I am at a loss. I have to get this Server up and it will be running a specialized application that requires SQL. I don't want to revert back to Server 2003......Please help.....