We’ve got a new laptop at work which needs, among other things, Iris transferred over.

Although not the most straightforward of things (SQL database backup and resore), it’s relatively simple and shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours at most.

Why have I just spent the last FOUR hours failing to install SQL server then?!
The database installs, but the SQL Server Configuration Manager fails to install saying:

Another version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 has been detected that must be updated to SP1. Please update all Visual Studio 2008 installations to SP1 level, by visiting Microsoft Update.

What?! This is a new laptop which hasn’t got Visual Studio installed!

Thank you so much to the following post.

Turns out that there’s a problem with the Toshiba Tools that requires some registry changing.

Open “Regedit” and update the following keys’ value from “0″ to “1″. Please make sure that the SP and SPIndex values are 1 and that the SPName is SP1.

For 32-bit, check the following registry keys:

For 64-bit, check the following registry keys:

I just wish I’d found that post 4 hours earlier!