SQL Server 2005 Express Edition won’t install on my Brazilian Portuguese OS

The SQL Server Setup team has verified that this is a bug.  We are currently investigating, but at this point we do not have a workaround.

Further updates will be provided via this weblog as they become available.

-Jeffrey Baker
SQL Server Setup Development 

Comments (2)

  1. I had the same problem here.

    I am using Windows XP SP1 Brazilian Portuguese

    I have installed Framework 2.0 Beta.

    I would like to be a beta tester of Microsoft Next Generation products,

    however with a bug like that I think I’m going to try Visual Basic 2005 Express Beta 1 and MSDN Beta 1.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Daniel Bratficher says:

    Hi everybody!

    A found a solution of this problem here:


    Obs.: An English Version(translated)

    1 – Execute SQLEXPR.EXE.

    2 – Select "I accept the licensing terms and conditions"

    and click Next.

    Obs.: Before the end of the installation process, the

    window indicates the conclusion and shows the Finish

    button…lets this window waiting and go to Step 3

    3 – Create folder C:MSSQLSetup Bootstrap

    4 – Copy all files and folders from C:Arquivos de

    programasMicrosoft SQL Server90Setup Bootstrap

    to the folder created above

    5 – In the Registry(REGEDIT), change "BootstrapDir" key


    Server90Setup BootstrapBootstrapDir:


    C:Arquivos de programasMicrosoft SQL Server90Setup



    C:MSSQLSetup Bootstrap.

    6 – After made this settings, click "Finish" in the window

    (described in step 2)

    7 – Continue the process normally

    8 – Exit…the process running

    Setup Team, please add this in next version/release


    Daniel Bratficher

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