Description of the problem: You want to install SQL server 2005 administration tools.
However during the installation, you do not have the check box to checked for client components. And no error message was raised during the phase of pre-validation installation.


Cause : In the log, we find the following error message that indicates that Management Tools has been disabled because IE 6 SP1 is not installed on the server:

Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is not installed, therefore the Business Intelligence Workbench, Report Designer, and SQL Server Workbench features will be disabled.
Action: Install Internet Explorer 6 SP1 for the Business Intelligence Workbench, Report Designer, and SQL Server Workbench features to be enabled.

Extract log: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\ SQLSetup0001_MachineName_WI.log

For more information : How to: View SQL Server 2005 Setup Log Files

 
Resolution: Installing Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is a prerequisite: Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005
 
Extract documentation : « Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later is required for SQL Server Management Studio, Business Intelligence Development Studio, and the Report Designer component of Reporting Services.»

 

Michel Degremont | Microsoft EMEA
Product Support Services Developer - SQL Server Core Engineer |