This article explains what to do if you get a message that reads “System Integrator 5.5 requires SQL Server Compact Edition” during installation or upgrade.
SI5.5 uses a new database technology that must be installed as a pre-requisite prior to performing an install or upgrade.
If you have gotten an error message that looks like this:
The installer is reminding you that you must first install the pre-requisites before continuing with the install or upgrade.
To resolve this, follow these steps:
6. Complete the installation of the SQL Server Compact Edition. Once complete the pre-requisite window will close and the System Integrator 5.5 Setup Wizard will run normally.
Why does this Happen?
If during this part of the set up you clicked the “Finish” button instead of the “Next” button, the SQL Compact Edition installer did not run and the neccessary pre-requisites were not added to your computer.