Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Windows 7 RTM, SQL 2008 dev edition x64 and invoke issues

While installing Windows 7 x64 is a breeze, putting SQL 2008 developer edition on top wasn't. Upon my first attempt the application compability warning popped up saying to install SQL 2k8 SP1 afterwards. Which would be fine if the install didn't die right after that. Or if MSDN had a already slipstreamed SP1 version on the download site...

So, for round 2 I used "Procedure 1" of this KB:
Which basically walked me through download/extract the SP1 file and trying to launch setup with the PCUSource flag.

Setup.exe /PCUSource=C:\SP1

This did allow me to progress further and then I wound up with this error:

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created

So I dug around ye olde web a bit more and tried installing the SQLSupport.msi from the extracted SP1 files. That didn't work or at least not by itself. Another forum suggested rebooting but that didn't do squat either.

Finally, I had to resort to using "Procedure 2: Creating a merged drop" from the KB listed above. This time we had success.

I was going to reapply SP1 after the install finished as a just in case, but the SP1 patcher told me the machine was already updated and wouldn't let me proceed. So we'll call it a day.

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