I used the following steps to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 x64

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
– Install Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
– Install IIS 7 with all options except FTP server
– Change the powerplan to high performance and fixed page file (for some minor performance increase)
– Run Microsoft Update and Reboot

Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise
– Install Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise + Proofing tools
– Download and install Microsoft Office 2007 SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B444BF18-79EA-46C6-8A81-9DB49B4AB6E5&displaylang=en
– Run Microsoft Update

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional
– Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional – Exclude Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and Crystal Reports
– Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E&displaylang=en
Some VS2008 settings I use:
        – Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Initialize for C# development
        – Don’t allow rss feed download
        – Tools > Options > Environment > Startup > Show empty environment
        – Tools > Options > Text Editor > Basic > Tabs > 2
– Install you’re Default Source Code Control Provider
– Run Microsoft Update

– Run bat file on https://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/how-to-solve-ie-8-new-tab-hang-on-connecting-on-windows-7-x64 to correct IE 8 tab hang bug

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 developer edition (x64)
– Download sql server 2008 sp1
– Follow steps on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955392 to slipstream sql server 2008 sp1
– Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 developer edition (x64)

– Run Cleanmgr.exe to remove system restore points

Other programs I installed:
– Adobe Reader
– Notepad++
– Magic ISO Maker
– Microsoft Silverlight
– Microsoft Windows Live Writer and the Paste from Visual Studio add on
– Testdriven .NET
– TrueCrypt
– WinRar

2 Comments

  1. I disagree i am installing Visual studio 2005, Visual studio 2008
    (without sql express)and sql server 2008 using SCCM

    SQL server fails to install after the Visual Studio installs but sucessfully installs before.

    helen

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