I'm currently trying to assist in the build out of our Company's app on a 64-bit server, as part of "re-upping" our partnership with Microsoft. To get us to the correct point level, we are trying to install SQL Sever 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2. But this isn't possible currently. Yes, there is a work around, but for reasons I can't begin to speak to, that work around isn't working. The setupfiles from SP1 are indeed copied to the computer, but when I run the SQL Server 2008 install again, it just gives me the same message about the program having compatability issues, and I am unable to proceed with the install.
Has anyone had any experience with this problem? Is there another way we can get this up and running? A work around for the work around?