My dev box is a Windows 7 machine and I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio.
When I run the installation SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe (downloaded from Microsoft site), it complains with the following error message.
I do not have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my machine. I do have Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and VS 2005 installed on my machine though.
Now, I downloaded Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and tried installing that, it came up with the following error message.
Any idea why it is complaining in the first place and pointers as to how to resolve it?
UPDATE: Apologies! I just double checked and found that there are a bunch of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86.
Could this be the cause of issues?
I will uninstall these and see if that fixes my issue.