sql server 2008 installation error

hi all,

I am trying to install sql server 2008 standard edition64 bit, and i see that i am getting this error

"current operation system is X64 architecture. This media is not supported for running on the system"

The operating system is also 64 bit windows server 2008 r2 enterprise. any idea why this error?


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asked Sep 13, 2011 at 08:49 AM in Default

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Katie 1
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you sure the installation media is 64-bit? I know DVD media usually has both and it will pick which architecture it detects the OS is at, but if you downloaded it from the MSDN or vendor it may be specific.

Sep 13, 2011 at 11:49 AM Shawn_Melton

It might be worth confirming that you aren't attempting to install the IA64 version.

Are you performing an automated install or via the GUI? If using the GUI what screen do you get the error message on?

Sep 13, 2011 at 12:33 PM SirSQL
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I had this issue as well and tried lots of diffrent ideas. In the end I realized the installation media (image) was corrupt. Check if someone has done a successfull install using the same specific media.

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answered Sep 14, 2011 at 07:43 AM

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You are right, it so happened that the iso that was built out of sql server was corrupted. Figured it out. Thank you.

Sep 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM Katie 1
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