Upgrade from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 R2 Studio Management Fails

January 25, 2017 Jordansphere MS SQL

I successfully upgraded SQL 2005  Express (32bit) to SQL2008 R2 Express (32bit) for a mini Veeam environment. I then wanted to upgrade Studio Management but got the following error:

 

Rule "SQL Server 2005 Express tools" failed

The SQL Server 2005 Express Tools are installed. To continue, remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools.

 

2005-fail

 

First of all I removed the SQL server 2005 remnants from the Programs and Features but that had now affect.

I then removed the registry key:

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Microsoft SQL Server . Right click "90" and then select delete 

 

 

 

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