Friday, September 27, 2013

Some problems to install SQL Server 2014 CTP1 on a computer with older versions

My previous post showed that although SQL Server 2012 was uninstalled many of the related programs still stayed in the memory.

http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2013/09/uninstalling-sql-server-2012.html

In addition to SQL Server 2012 the HodentekWin7 computer also had two versions of Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 cannot be installed on such a computer. In order to install SQL Server 2014 CTP1 all these needed removing. The messages from the setup support rules shown in this image from SQL Server 2014 Setup program.



 

Read the Hardware and Software requirements here:

Hardware and Software requirements here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506(v=sql.120).aspx

Solution:

This is a very labor intensive process and therefore SQL Server CTP1 will be installed on the Windows 8 partition on the same computer. Windows 8 partition has no SQL Server although it has a Windows 8 Phone CTP. The partition does not have a RTM version of Windows 8 but a Windows 8 Preview.