The program downloaded no problem but the SQL Server 2005 Express error code 3417 came up on installation:
I checked various newsgroups and ensured that all the requisite components were uninstalled before starting. I installed the .Net Framework 2.0 as recommended on the SQL Server 2005 Express download page – all to no avail.
I guess the chances are that it doesn’t like the hardware but I already have Visual Studio .Net, SQL Server Enterprise Manager and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express edition all installed and running fine on it. Maybe when Beta 3 is released – or maybe I’ll just look into another db!