SQL Server 2008 – Rule “Previous release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008″ failed

Although you already have VS2008 SP1 installed.


start -> run -> “cmd”

Setup /ACTION=install /SkipRules=VSShellInstalledRule

you will still get an error but it installs fine.


The SQL Server 2008 installer is checking the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DevDiv\XXX\Servicing\9.0\SP reg keys to tell if SP1 is installed. If you inspect those keys and find any SP keys with the value “0,” that is your road block.


What's your thoughts on this?


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