FYI, I followed the instructions from jguenrdc and was able to succesfully installing ePO 4.5 w/SQL Express 2008 on a VM (Hyper-V) running Windows 2008 R2 64bit. The only thing I would add is that you are going to need to install the 2005 SQL Express backwards compatiblity pack.
Using jguenrdc I came up with following instructions to install ePO 4.5 w/SQL Express on Windows 2008 R2 64bit -
FIRST OFF, 2008 R2 64BT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY MCAFEE. THIS IS A HACK TO GET IT TO WORK, DO NOT DO THIS ON ANY PRODUCTION SERVER, UNLESS YOU'RE WILLING EXCEPT THE RISKS.
USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
1) Create a local user account on the server title epouser in computer management mmc. Does *not* need to be a local admin account. Normal account works just fine.
2) Download and install SQL Express 2008 from here:
3) When prompted name the database EPOSERVER
4) Allow the local user epouser access to the database during the installation.
5) Once the install is finished download and install SQL 2005 Express Backwards compatiblity pack from here:
6) Open SQL Server Configuration Manager, expand SQL Server Network Configuration. On the right side you'll see "TCP/IP", right click and enable.
7) Open services in the Adminstration Tools and find "SQL Server Browser Properties", enable the service and set it startup type automatic.
8) Restart the server, or restart all SQL services now.
9) NOW, it's time to install EPO. In the installation directory create a file titled "SkipOS.ini". This will bypass the OS detection and allow the install.
10) Go the run and type REGEDIT and do the following:
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Range: 0 or 1
Set it to 0
11) Reboot the machine
12) Now run the setup.exe
13) When prompted for the database use the following format "<hostname>\EPOSERVER", use Windows Authentication and select the local computer from the drop down. User the local username create in step 1, epouser, and put in the password.
14) Change port settings as necassary, but it should finish installing in 10-15 minutes. ALL DONE!
I'm sure there are plenty of other ways to go about this, but I wanted to share what worked for me. Best of luck!
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Thanks for the info, but do you also happen to know of a way to install just the agent handler on 2008 R2 (and Vista SP2\XP SP3 potentially) as this particular trick doesn't seem to work except for the whole server installation.Message was edited by: smiabe on 12/1/09 8:45 PM
You will have to wait on ePO 4.5 Patch 1 for the Agent Handlers. But it should ship with in the next few weeks.