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Version 2005 of SQLServer Express Edition, including any service packs (currently at SP4).

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Version Number should be 9.00.5000  is severly outdated (still says "SP2")


Application Details:

Version: 2005
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Most of the installer runs if wine is setup with winetricks (Win XP) as follows (I'm not positive these are all needed):
winetricks -q comctl32 comctl32ocx comdlg32ocx dotnet20 gdiplus_winxp mdac27 mdac28 winhttp wininet

However, as others have noted, the installer complains about COM+ errors, which seems to be related to MS DTC missing from wine.

As a result I started a mission of learning more about MS DTC, which this article shows you how to uninstall and reinstall it with a few command-line entries (Assuming you have the EXE and supporting DLLS):

As a result I started hunting for a copy of MS DTC, and noticed the following KB, but have not been able to extract the EXE from it (If the full EXE is there). I'm trying to find an old copy of XP lying around to see if I can pull this EXE, supporting DLL's and POC prove that's the issue.

Meanwhile, hopefully this will help point the next person in the right direction, if I'm not able to solve this in the next few days. 

What does not

Install never finishes, so you can never get to anything that works.


What was not tested

The entire app past install.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"Sep 05 20151.6.2No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20131.7.0No Not installable NoGarbageDaniel Jelinski 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20131.5.25No Not installable NoGarbageDaniel Jelinski 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 27 20121.5.9No Not installable NoGarbageDaniel Jelinski 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1 x86_64Mar 26 20101.1.41No Not installable NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12501 Multiple application installers need mspatcha.dll ApplyPatchToFileA/W implementation (Microsoft Delta Compression API) NEW View
33497 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer wants ComAdminCatalog class from comadmin.dll NEW View
33520 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer fails (netapi32:NetLocalGroup* functions need real implementation) UNCONFIRMED View
33690 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer window layout incorrect with builtin mono UNCONFIRMED View
33728 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer does not exit cleanly when using wine mono UNCONFIRMED View

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