System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 with SQL Server 2005 Express and Windows Server 2008 x64

We’ve seen reports of people unsuccessfully attempting to install Essentials 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 x64 and wanting to use SQL Server 2005 Express as the database. We have published KB 975344 to provide more information on supported configurations involving Windows Server 2008 x64. We recommend the following options for customers wanting to use…