Installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Knowledge Base article 955725 contains a list of known issues associated with the process of installing SQL Server 2008 on the next iterations of the Windows; Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 client and server operating systems. For successful installation “You should install SQL Server 2008 sp1 as this is the supported verion on htese […]
Microsoft Knowledge Base article 955725 contains a list of known issues associated with the process of installing SQL Server 2008 on the next iterations of the Windows; Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 client and server operating systems. For successful installation “You should install SQL Server 2008 sp1 as this is the supported verion on htese new operating systems (they included fixes specific to a couple of issues including the fact that Windows 7 doesn’t use the Required Kerberos property to determine if Kerberos is enabled for a network name resource). You’re going to need the .Net framework 3.5 sp1. If it isn’t there then the SQL installer will do it for you in Windows 7 but it will then restart the installation once this has been done which may look a little odd and confuse you.  In Windows Server 2008r2 you should add the application role using server manager, servermangercmd.exe or the new Deployment Imaging servicing & management tool (DISM) prio to installing SQL Server,” revealed.