Problem installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 64-bit - by gdana

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  Not Reproducible<br /><br />
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ID 557421 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/6/2010 10:51:29 AM
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I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 on my Windows 7 workstation using my MSDN disks. I get to the Setup Support Files stage where I click Install. Then I get an error message:

TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object..

I can send the log files, but they're pretty dense.

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Posted by Microsoft on 7/18/2011 at 10:44 AM
Hello gdana,

Thank you for contacting us regarding the failure you experience installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7. We have attempted to re-produce this error in our test labs. Unfortunately, we have not been able to re-produce it.

Given this, I am going to resolve this bug and “Not Reproducible”. Please feel free to re-activate this bug if you disagree. Alternatively, you can contact me directly via email (dalaqab-at-Microsoft-dot-com).


Daryush Laqab
Program Manager
Microsoft SQL Server Team

Posted by Microsoft on 6/2/2010 at 7:26 PM
Thank you for reporting the issue. We will investigate and provide an update accordingly.

Thank you,
Mohamed El Hassouni
SQL Server