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Problem installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7

    Question

  • I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 on my Windows 7 workstation using my MSDN disks. I get to the Setup Support Files stage where I click Install. Then I get an error message:

    TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
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    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    Object reference not set to an instance of an object..

    I can send the log files, but they're pretty dense.

    Thoughts?

    Dana

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 3:20 PM

Answers

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  • Hello,

    If you have SQL Server 2000 installed or components of SQL Server 2000 (like SQL Server 2000 Client Connectivity) installed, then this a known issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/973301?p=1

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 3:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Alberto,

    But, I don't have any SQL Server 2000 components installed on this workstation (at least none show up in the Programs and Features list).

    Also, the support note you link to is for Windows XP-based computers. I have Windows 7 64-bit.

    FIX: Error message when you install SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 on a Windows XP-based computer that has SQL Server 2000 installed: "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

    Dana

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:01 PM
  • What are the error codes you are getting in the log file? At what stage your getting error in the install wizard ?
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:22 PM
  • The error occurs when I get to the Setup Support Files stage of the install.

    Here's the section of the log that includes the error:

    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Running Action: ExpandInstallFeatures
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_Cpu32: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1028: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1031: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1033: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1046: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu64_1053: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1028: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:13 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1031: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1033: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1036: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1040: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_inst_loc_Cpu32_1041: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_fulltext_Cpu64: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_shared_loc_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_shared_loc_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_shared_loc_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_engine_core_shared_loc_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1028: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1033: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1036: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1040: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1041: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1042: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_Cpu32_1046: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_is_loc_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_is_loc_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_is_loc_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_bids_Cpu64: NotInstalled
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    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1028: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1031: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1033: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1036: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1040: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1041: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1042: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1046: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1049: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_2052: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_3082: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_loc_ctp6_Cpu64_1053: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID sql_rs_ctp6_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID SqlSupport_CTP6_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID Sql_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID AS_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID RS_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID IS_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID BIDS_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID Tools_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID SqlSupport_CTP5_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID Sql2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID AS2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID RS2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID IS2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID Tools2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID SqlSupport2005_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Package ID Sql2000Ent_Cpu64: NotInstalled
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Error: Action "ExpandInstallFeatures" threw an exception during execution.
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp: Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionExecutionException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallPropertyBySQLDiscovery(PackageInstallProperty pkg, XmlNodeList pkgDiscoveryXmlNodeList)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallProperty(PackageInstallProperty pkg)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.GetFeatureInstallState(ServiceContainer context, String instanceName, String sqlInstanceId, String asInstanceId, String rsInstanceId, String mediaPath)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.GetFeatureInstallState(ServiceContainer context, String instanceName, String mediaPath)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.FeatureTreeConfigurationBase.CreateFeatureTreeFactory(String instanceName)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.FeatureTreeConfigurationBase.LoadFeatureTreeDefinition(String instanceName)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SetupExtension.ExpandInstallFeatures.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.Action.Execute(String actionId, TextWriter errorStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionInvocation.InvokeAction(WorkflowObject metabase, TextWriter statusStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.PendingActions.InvokeActions(WorkflowObject metaDb, TextWriter loggingStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
    2010-05-06 11:16:14 Slp:    at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.PendingActions.InvokeActions(WorkflowObject metaDb, TextWriter loggingStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp: Received request to add the following file to Watson reporting: C:\Users\dbaron\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp61AE.tmp
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp: The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp: Inner exceptions are being indented
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp: Exception type: System.NullReferenceException
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:     Message:
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:     Stack:
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallPropertyBySQLDiscovery(PackageInstallProperty pkg, XmlNodeList pkgDiscoveryXmlNodeList)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.FillInstallProperty(PackageInstallProperty pkg)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.GetFeatureInstallState(ServiceContainer context, String instanceName, String sqlInstanceId, String asInstanceId, String rsInstanceId, String mediaPath)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.MsiExtension.SetFeatureInstallStateAction.GetFeatureInstallState(ServiceContainer context, String instanceName, String mediaPath)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.FeatureTreeConfigurationBase.CreateFeatureTreeFactory(String instanceName)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.FeatureTreeConfigurationBase.LoadFeatureTreeDefinition(String instanceName)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.SetupExtension.ExpandInstallFeatures.ExecuteAction(String actionId)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.Action.Execute(String actionId, TextWriter errorStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionInvocation.InvokeAction(WorkflowObject metabase, TextWriter statusStream)
    2010-05-06 11:16:15 Slp:         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.PendingActions.InvokeActions(WorkflowObject metaDb, TextWriter loggingStream)

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:52 PM
  • Hello,

    If you have installed on the same computer Visual Studio 2008, please install VS 2008 SP1.

    Also, make sure you don’t have a MSDE instance on that computer.

    Some customers that have experienced this issue have reported that after renaming the computer, the installation works.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 7:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    No Visual Studio 2008 (no VS at all) on this computer.

    No MSDE on this computer.

    There was an MS SQL Server Management Studio Express - but I uninstalled it.

    I renamed the computer.

    Installation still fails.

    Dana

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:30 PM
  • Oh, and thanks for your efforts so far.

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:30 PM
  • Hello,

    Do you have another instance of SQL Server installed?

    If you have components installed of previous installation of SQL Server 2008, that you are not using anymore, please uninstall them. Identify them using Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs. Search for Microsoft SQL Server.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Thanks again to Alberto for sticking with this problem.

    I removed all programs that might have anything to do with SQL Server and/or Visual Studio (MSXML, Visual C++, etc). I then tried again to install. The install failed, pretty much at the same place, but the error message was different:

    TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
    ------------------------------

    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    The handle is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070006 (E_HANDLE)).

    Dana

    Friday, May 07, 2010 12:15 PM
  • Hello,

    Please see the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/955463?p=1

    I will be back to this later.

    Hope this helps.,

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Friday, May 07, 2010 3:23 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Thanks Alberto. I had found references to this error message. I tried several of the things that were suggested as workarounds. This recent problem went away but it only brought me back to the original problem. I'm taking a new tack. I just successfully installed SQL Server 2005. Now I'm going to try to upgrade to 2008.

    Dana

    Friday, May 07, 2010 4:21 PM
  • Hello,

    Great! Thank you for letting me know.

    If you have any issues just let me know or create a new thread.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Friday, May 07, 2010 6:30 PM
    Moderator
  • No go! I tried installing SQL Server 2005 - went fine. I installed SQSERVER2005 SP1 - went fine. I ran the SQL Server 2008 Upgrade advisor - no issues. I ran the upgrade install from 2005 to 2008. Same result as before:

    TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
    ------------------------------

    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    Object reference not set to an instance of an object..

    So, I'm right back where I started - although at least I have a stable SQL Server environment, albeit the wrong version.

    Dana

    Monday, May 10, 2010 12:34 PM