I'm trying to install MS SQL Server 2012 Express on a virtual machine at a client. It's fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1. I added the "File Services" and "Application Server" roles, and installed the .NET framework 3.5.1 feature.
I downloaded the SQL Server setup files in a single EXE from Microsoft. (Took the Advanced Tools bundle). After the setup unpacks, I see a Command window flash, then nothing happens.
I then unpacked the EXE file by hand and started setup.exe, which crashes with the following error:
ERROR: Runtime error: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Data, Version=2.0. 0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencie s. The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest.
I have done the same installation on different VMs probably a hundred times and never got this error. Can anyone help, please?