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SQL Server Express 2008 SP1 Fails to install as it failed to open registry key

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  • Need assistance with troubleshooting a failed install of SQL Server Express 2008 SP1.  Why is SQL Server 2008 Express failing to install and what can I do to resolve it?

    Is user an admin: Yes, verified

    What is the target OS: Windows 7 Enterprise (x86)

    User does also have SQL Server Express 2005 installed.

    SQL Server Express 2008 install parameters we are using:

    /q /hideconsole/action=Install /features=SQL /instancename=<INSTANCENAME> /enableranu=1 /sqlsvcaccount="NT Authority\Network Service" /AddCurrentUserAsSqlAdmin /skiprules=RebootRequiredCheck

    Error: Configuration error description: Failed to open the registry key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.<NAMEDINSTANCE>\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib or set its security descriptor: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation..

    Full Summary.txt file output:

    Overall summary:
      Final result:                  SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
      Exit code (Decimal):           -2068643839
      Exit facility code:            1203
      Exit error code:               1
      Exit message:                  SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL Server Setup.
      Start time:                    2010-05-11 17:06:05
      End time:                      2010-05-11 17:09:38
      Requested action:              Install
      Log with failure:              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\Detail.txt
      Exception help link:           http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%3fLinkId%3d20476%26ProdName%3dMicrosoft%2bSQL%2bServer%26EvtSrc%3dsetup.rll%26EvtID%3d50000%26ProdVer%3d10.0.2531.0%26EvtType%3d0xE32A4906%400x92D13C14

    Machine Properties:
      Machine name:                  <Machine1>
      Machine processor count:       2
      OS version:                    Windows Vista
      OS service pack:              
      OS region:                     United Kingdom
      OS language:                   English (United States)
      OS architecture:               x86
      Process architecture:          32 Bit
      OS clustered:                  No

    Product features discovered:
      Product              Instance             Instance ID                    Feature                                  Language             Edition              Version         Clustered
      Sql Server 2005      <NAMEDINSTANCE>                 MSSQL.1                        Database Engine Services                 1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       
      Sql Server 2005      <NAMEDINSTANCE>                 MSSQL.1                        SQL Server Replication                   1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       
      Sql Server 2005      <NAMEDINSTANCE>                 MSSQL.1                        SharedTools                              1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       
      Sql Server 2005                                                          Tools                                    1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       
      Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient                              1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       
      Sql Server 2005                                                          ToolsClient\Connectivity                 1033                 Express Edition      9.3.4053        No       

    Package properties:
      Description:                   SQL Server Database Services 2008
      SQLProductFamilyCode:          {628F8F38-600E-493D-9946-F4178F20A8A9}
      ProductName:                   SQL2008
      Type:                          RTM
      Version:                       10
      Installation location:         c:\e451fe79f162a1df3cea94c603\x86\setup\
      Installation edition:          EXPRESS

      Slipstream:                    True
      SP Level                       1

    User Input Settings:
      ACTION:                        Install
      ADDCURRENTUSERASSQLADMIN:      True
      AGTSVCACCOUNT:                 NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
      AGTSVCPASSWORD:                *****
      AGTSVCSTARTUPTYPE:             Disabled
      ASBACKUPDIR:                   Backup
      ASCOLLATION:                   Latin1_General_CI_AS
      ASCONFIGDIR:                   Config
      ASDATADIR:                     Data
      ASDOMAINGROUP:                 <empty>
      ASLOGDIR:                      Log
      ASPROVIDERMSOLAP:              1
      ASSVCACCOUNT:                  <empty>
      ASSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
      ASSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
      ASSYSADMINACCOUNTS:            <empty>
      ASTEMPDIR:                     Temp
      BROWSERSVCSTARTUPTYPE:         Disabled
      CONFIGURATIONFILE:             C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\ConfigurationFile.ini
      CUSOURCE:                     
      ENABLERANU:                    True
      ERRORREPORTING:                False
      FEATURES:                      SQLENGINE,REPLICATION
      FILESTREAMLEVEL:               0
      FILESTREAMSHARENAME:           <empty>
      FTSVCACCOUNT:                  <empty>
      FTSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
      HELP:                          False
      INDICATEPROGRESS:              False
      INSTALLSHAREDDIR:              c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
      INSTALLSHAREDWOWDIR:           C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
      INSTALLSQLDATADIR:             <empty>
      INSTANCEDIR:                   C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\
      INSTANCEID:                    <NAMEDINSTANCE>
      INSTANCENAME:                  <NAMEDINSTANCE>
      ISSVCACCOUNT:                  NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
      ISSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
      ISSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
      NPENABLED:                     0
      PCUSOURCE:                     c:\e451fe79f162a1df3cea94c603\PCUSOURCE
      PID:                           *****
      QUIET:                         True
      QUIETSIMPLE:                   False
      RSINSTALLMODE:                 FilesOnlyMode
      RSSVCACCOUNT:                  <empty>
      RSSVCPASSWORD:                 *****
      RSSVCSTARTUPTYPE:              Automatic
      SAPWD:                         *****
      SECURITYMODE:                  <empty>
      SQLBACKUPDIR:                  <empty>
      SQLCOLLATION:                  Latin1_General_CI_AS
      SQLSVCACCOUNT:                 NT Authority\Network Service
      SQLSVCPASSWORD:                *****
      SQLSVCSTARTUPTYPE:             Automatic
      SQLSYSADMINACCOUNTS:           <empty>
      SQLTEMPDBDIR:                  <empty>
      SQLTEMPDBLOGDIR:               <empty>
      SQLUSERDBDIR:                  <empty>
      SQLUSERDBLOGDIR:               <empty>
      SQMREPORTING:                  False
      TCPENABLED:                    0
      X86:                           False

      Configuration file:            C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\ConfigurationFile.ini

    Detailed results:
      Feature:                       Database Engine Services
      Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
      MSI status:                    Passed
      Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
      Configuration error code:      0x80656E02@1221@51027
      Configuration error description: Failed to open the registry key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.ADCENTERDESKTOP\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib or set its security descriptor: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation..
      Configuration log:             C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\Detail.txt

      Feature:                       SQL Server Replication
      Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
      MSI status:                    Passed
      Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
      Configuration error code:      0x80656E02@1221@51027
      Configuration error description: Failed to open the registry key SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.ADCENTERDESKTOP\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib or set its security descriptor: Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation..
      Configuration log:             C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\Detail.txt

    Rules with failures:

    Global rules:

    Scenario specific rules:

    Rules report file:               C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20100511_170521\SystemConfigurationCheck_Report.htm

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:35 PM

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