installing microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8/windows server 2012

when trying to install microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8 or windows server 2012 i was always prompted with the “program compatibility assistant” … which i knew for quite some time and which back then always told me “you can not install the software you are trying to install but you can click the button to get help online” …

installing microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8/windows server 2012

therefore without further reading i closed the window … searching for a solution i stumbled upon an article where someone from microsoft describes when this popup is shown and what help one would get if he clicked the “Get help online button” … at a first sight this seemed not much of a help … but looking at it again i then realized the second button “run the program without getting help” … which .. obviously .. is the answer …

installing microsoft sql server 2008 r2 on windows 8/windows server 2012

 

installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails – problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

when trying to configure the dynamics crm outlook plugin it fails with an error saying that the server would not be reachable …

installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails - problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

testing the very same installation (i used update rollup 10) on windows 7 it installed just fine …

after some searching i found out that the plugin requires the windows feature “windows identity foundation 3.5” to be turned on … as this windows feature is turned off by default in windows 8 you have to activate it …

installing crm outlook plugin on windows 8 fails - problem communicating with the microsoft dynamics crm server

after activating that feature the plugin will still fail to connect to the server … you have to apply the rollup update you use again .. afterwards it will work just fine …

installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

as i could not find any other source i did the installation as follows …

download the 22 MB big exe file in the appropriate architecture from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=223229 run it and choose a directory to extract the files to …

installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

when done navigate to the subfolder “FepExt\msp” and find the file “FEP2010-FEPEXT-KB2551095-x64-DEU.msp” extract that (using 7-zip) or similar to a new folder …

installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

you will now find the updated setup “FEPInstall.exe” (version 2.1.1116.0) in the new created folder which is the version including the Rollup Update 1 …

copy that and install it to your new windows 8 or windows server 2012 systems …

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

when trying to remove the previously installed (but not supported) FEP 2010 on windows 8 you are prompted with an error …

therefore .. here are the steps to uninstall it …

by default  the 64-bit version is installed to c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\ … therein you will find the “setup.exe” … rightclick it and change the compatibilty to “Windows 7” an close the window with “OK” …

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

now run the following command by simply entering it into the start screen search bar and accept it with return …

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\setup.exe" /x

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

this will initiate the uninstall process …

you may now install FEP 2010 with update rollup 1

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

[update] to install FEP 2010 you no longer need this compatibility setting! please take a look at this post: installing FEP 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8[/update]

when trying to install FEP 2010 client on windows 8 it results in an error saying that the OS is not compatible …

this post explains how you can run the installation in compatibility mode “Windows 7” …

to get FEP 2010 installed on windows 8 you must first run the client installation .. when running the setup you will shortly see that the installation files are extracted into a temporary folder … remember that folder!

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

when the error saying “the version of the OS is not supported” shows up don’t close that window just now!

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

navigate to the temporary folder and create a copy of it … the name of the copy is not relevant as it will be deleted after the installation …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

now you may close the installation window showing the error … open the copy of the temporary folder .. in my case “c:\3223ac3d3ab9e9b3851161 – Kopie\” .. and right-click “epplauncher.exe” and click on “settings” …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

in the settings go to the tab “compatibility” .. set the mode to “Windows 7” and close the settings window …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

if you now start the installation it will run just fine …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

future will show whether this installations has any side effects …

[update] to install FEP 2010 you no longer this compatibility setting! take a look at this post