SQL Server Express 2008 R2 – Installing on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010

Today I was trying to install the latest management tools for SQL Server using SQL Server Express 2008 R2 on a Windows 7 machine with Visual Studio 2010 running the setup up file I got the follow error message:

System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: An error occurred creating the configuration section handler for userSettings/Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.LandingPage.Properties.Settings: Could not load file or assembly 'System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Solution: surprisingly easy just press Continue!


11 thoughts on “SQL Server Express 2008 R2 – Installing on Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010

  1. Anton says:

    Thanks, buddy, this time you did better then http://social.msdn.microsoft.com with their solutions like ‘Run as admin’ or ‘Create temp folder’ (neither worked for me)

  2. Brent McCullough says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post this. It saved us many hours of research!

  3. riya says:

    Worked like a charm for me on deleting the folder in AppData..

    If you can’t see AppData, turn on Show hiddel files, folders or drives and disable Hide protected Operating System files (recommended)

    You can do this by in Win7 (and Vista) by opening an explorer window, hit “ALT-T” chose Folder Options then go to the view tab. Select show hidden files,folders and drives. Then click ok.

    Now you can see the AppData folder . Go into AppData folder select the Local folder and Delete the Microsoft_Corporation folder.

    BTW: I had to do this as well on a brand new clean install of Windows 7. I believe another app may have created some of this stuff in the folder (Maybe Office, Visual Studio, etc)

  4. Ted Wagner says:

    Removing the AppData\Local\Microsoft_Corporation\LandingPage.exe_StrongName_rys… directory seems to solve that issue almost all the time in my experience.

  5. That was really funny and easy way to do.


  6. bonushire says:

    LOL, that’s absolutely awesome

  7. Johnny says:

    I never even thought to click Continue. Thanks!

  8. Thanks, this works for me

  9. aNno says:

    it’s really works on my laptop, thanks!

  10. JABT says:

    Thanks man, i really apprecciate your help on this

  11. Cant believe it was that simple. Thanks for the post.
    Gave you credit on my blog: http://www.codebetweenthelines.com/2012/10/error-installing-sql-server-2008-r2.html

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