2008r2 upgrade fails when SSMS add-ins are installed - by Dave Ballantyne

Status : 

  External<br /><br />
		This item may be valid but belongs to an external system out of the direct control of this product team.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

Sign in
to vote
ID 556835 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 5/4/2010 5:47:07 AM
Access Restriction Public


When upgrading to 2008r2 (RTM),  i was told that i had "2005 express tools " installed.
This was incorrect and a third party add-in (redgate sql search) was giving a false positive.

Uninstalling the addin allow the upgrade to complete ok.
Sign in to post a comment.
Posted by J. Morgan Smith1 on 6/24/2010 at 8:20 AM
Encountered same issue, but RedGate updated SQL Search to version and then SQL 2008 R2 installed without a problem.
Posted by Dave Ballantyne on 5/6/2010 at 12:25 PM
Whilst i do agree that It is not a microsoft problem, It is obviously stopping SQL Server from upgrading. Would it not even warrant a note in the release notes ?
Posted by Microsoft on 5/6/2010 at 11:25 AM
Thanks for contacting us.

You need to contact redgate to have this fixed. We do not have any control over this external issue.

Max Verun
SQL Server