Version 2005 of SQLServer Express Edition, including any service packs (currently at SP4).
Download Links for updated installers: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=184
Version Number should be 9.00.5000
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913089 is severly outdated (still says "SP2")
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie"||Sep 05 2015||1.6.2||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 04 2013||1.7.0||No||Not installable||Garbage||Daniel Jelinski|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2013||1.5.25||No||Not installable||Garbage||Daniel Jelinski|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 27 2012||1.5.9||No||Not installable||Garbage||Daniel Jelinski|
|Show||openSUSE 11.1 x86_64||Mar 26 2010||1.1.41||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|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|