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When trying to install SQL Management Studio express Im met with the following error

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But I have version 4 of the .net framework installed, so this shouldn't be a problem?

Im running MS Server 2008 R2

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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In Server 2008R2, the .Net Framework 3.5 should be installed through the Server Features (in the Server Manager). –  Oliver Salzburg Sep 4 '12 at 11:30

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Newer versions of the .NET framework don't completely replace older ones. If a program specifically requires an older version, then you need to install that version. So do what the error message suggests.

You can get .NET 3.5 SP1 here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22

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.NET 4.0 is not a superset of .NET 3.5. If an application requires .NET 3.5 SP1 you must install .NET 3.5 SP1.

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