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SQL 2008 Standard: Failure to install BIDS and Management Tools on client

We have SQL 2008 Standard installed on our server so now I'm trying to install the management tools, including the BIDS environment, on my workstation.  The install fails on the Installation Rules screen and says "Operating system supported for edition: Failed".  The workstation is XP Pro fully patched with a variety of software on it, including Visual Studio 2008 Pro.  Any ideas on how I can install BIDS on this machine?

8 Answers Found


Answer 1


Please install  Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and then try to install Management Tools and BIDS again.

Hope this helps.


Alberto Morillo


Answer 2

Thanks for the reply, Alberto.  Unfortunately, that didn't do the trick.  The install  still fails on the Installation Ruiles screen and says "Operating system supported for edition: Failed".  Other ideas on how I can get BIDS on the box?

Answer 3


Try to run the following command to install  BIDS.
Start /wait <CD or DVD Drive> \servers\setup.exe /qb INSTANCENAME=<Instance_name> ADDLOCAL=SQL_WarehouseDevWorkbench

If it still fails, try to un-installed Visual Studio 2008 from the Control Panel (Add/Remove Programs, install SQL Server   BIDS and then reinstall Visual Studio 2008.

How To Remove Visual Studio 2008 Manually

If you have any more questions, please let me know.


Answer 4


Thank you for the response.  Our SQL Server DVD doesn't have a '\servers\' folder.  It turns out that our version of SQL Server 2008 Standard came with Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition.  Do you know what path I should use for this DVD?


Answer 5


Now that we know it is sql  Server 2008 for Small Business, please see the following requirements:


Hope this helps.


Alberto Morillo


Answer 6

Thanks, Alberto.  Sorry for the misdirection.

All I need to install  is BIDS after we have successfully installed SBS-P 2008, but I run into the operating system error.  Is there a way to install BIDS on an XP client?


Answer 7


Please see the following article:


Thank you for your patience.


Alberto Morillo


Answer 8

Thanks for working with me.  Unfortunately, the download link doesn't include Business Intelligence Design Studio.  It only includes the Management Studio which I already have installed.

Just a reminder: All I need to install  is BIDS, but I run into the error "Operating system supported for edition: Failed" when I try to install from the Small Business Server 2008 Premium, SQL Server Standard DVD.  Is there another way to get BIDS installed on a client  laptop?



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