In some situation during SQL server setup access to VS media is required, if the media is not there then SQL setup may be blocked, here is workaround for this situation
1- Go to control panel programs and features select VS ultimate and then click Uninstall/Change.
2-Select Add or Remove Features then click download since media source is missing.
3-Select all VS ultimate features
4-Start download and install all features
5-Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1
6-Install SQL server 2012 and happily have the installation succeed
Installing SqlServer 2008 Express is not needed.
Except for the critical updates ( usually for security ), i download every Microsoft product in a special folder. Afterwards , i open this folder and i execute the setup.exe or the .msi file. So i have always the "media install ( especially for SQL Server Express and its service pack and my Visual Studio Express 2010 )
I have not this problem for my old VS Standard 2008 and SQL Server Developer 2008 as i bought the product and i kept with care the corresponding DVDs
But your "tip" is useful and well-documented thanks your screenshot.
I hope you will go on on the same way ( i know you will need much work and time )
Thanks a lot Papy.. really appreciate you took time to read and comment.
These tips helped me to finally install SQL Server 2012 successfully after wasting about a week in vain with failed attempts.
Thanks a lot Naomi for taking the time to comment on the blog post.
i have problem regarding installation of the sql server5 .. i has been already installed in laptop. then it give error on login time ..it s showing me server is not detected ..and all
Hmm. sorry but what is SQL Server 5 ?
the following are the released versions of SQL Server
SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 R2
SQL Server 2012
i have a problem installing the SSMS, i have VS2010 and VS2012 installed + VS2010 SP1
but it insists on installing the VS2010 shell, it gets most of the way through the install then reports it cannot access the framework file Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_32\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Settings\v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a, this does exist, but it only has the options retry and cancel, i have reapplied SP1 and tried to install the shell on its own, but same result
Thanks Ahmed for sharing this. :)
Thanks, Sarabpreet for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post.
I have done all of the posted steps, but still having problem trying to install the vs_setup.msi. Any tips?
Hi what if you use VS2012 and not VS2010?