It’s Denali now!!!

Most of us know the SQL Server next version – code name “Denali” CTP1 has been released. Today, I have downloaded and installed it on my VM to lean more..
Here is the download link

As soon as I started setup, after few steps, I was stuck with below error



When I tried on Windows 2008 machine, here was the text

Rule Check Result
Rule "No-Reboot package is found on Vista/Windows Server 2008" failed.

This computer does not have the update package that ensures that the computer will not have to be rebooted because of the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installation. Before setup is allowed to proceed, download and install the required update package from: After you install the update package, the computer will require a reboot.

Nice thing is that there is a link mentioned, which would tell you what you are suppose to do.

I have not followed the link and installed dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 from <DVD>\redist\DotNetFrameworks\dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64 and it also worked..

Happy learning!!

Comments (2)

  1. Aditya Badramraju says:


    thanks for the post. it worked fine for me on Windows 7. Jus checked with Contained Databases thing..Denali rocks ; as of now…:)


    Aditya Badramraju

  2. Tushar Kanti says:

    Nice catch there. It seems its high time to delve into "Denali".