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  • I have registered to use SQL server 2005 Express Edition.  I want to download relevant documentation for books online. The guidance for this is to download the 'SqlServer2k5_BOL_Jul2006.msi' software.

    When I initiate this download:-

    (1) I get a message from my ISP (I.e AOL) saying the publisher coud not be verified, and asking if I wanted to run this software.
    (2) when I press 'run' software is downloaded to a tmp file, and I get the option to install.
    (3) On clicking the install button, a Windiws Installer message appears - this states that ' the installation package cannot be opened and suggests contacting the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package.

    How can I  access the BOL software download (s)?

    ArchieW

     

    Monday, December 11, 2006 11:09 AM

Answers

  • You also may want to save the file to your machine and run from there (as opposed to running from the web location), and then delete the original file if you don't want it around.

    Thanks,
    Sam Lester (MSFT)

    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 4:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Archie...

    Ok can you just try to copy the file to another machine and run it there, simply to see what happens?

    Thanks,

    Barry Andrew
    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:00 PM
  • Hi Barry

    Your suggestion of downloading to  another machine has worked.  I copied the resulting download to my machine and ran it from there.  This worked!  I have now got the books online that I wanted.
    I have no idea why, but the installation worked- the download was some 120 megabytes,  compared with the 84 or so megabytes of the file downloaded directly to my machine!

    Thanks for your help

    ArchieW

    Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please try a fresh download from here; http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/books.mspx

    Try again and let us know how you get on.

    hth

    Barry Andrew
    Monday, December 11, 2006 1:21 PM
  • You also may want to save the file to your machine and run from there (as opposed to running from the web location), and then delete the original file if you don't want it around.

    Thanks,
    Sam Lester (MSFT)

    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 4:58 AM
    Moderator

  • Books Online 

    Barry 

    I tried your suggestion to

     Try a fresh download from here; http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/downloads/books.mspx

    Try again and let us know how you get on.

    The outcomes  were as below


    When I initiated the above the download started and completed after which the fowoing occurred :-

    (1) I got a message from my ISP (I.e AOL) saying the publisher coud not be verified, and asking if I wanted to run this software.
    (2) On clicking the ''run" button, a Windows Installer message appears - this states that ' the installation package cannot be opened and suggests contacting the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:21 AM
  • Hi Archie,

    Have you tried Samuel's suggestion of;

    "You also may want to save the file to your machine and run from there (as opposed to running from the web location), and then delete the original file if you don't want it around."


    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:51 AM
  • Hi Sam

    I tried your suggestion but the outcome was the same as described in my original posting.  Namely:

    (1) an openfile security warning stating that the 'publisher was unknown'
    followed by
    (2) a Windows Installer message stating that ' the installation package cannot be opened and suggesting 'contacting the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package'

    Have you any other suggestions?

    Thank you

    ArchieW

    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:55 AM
  • Re: Books Online
    Mark as correct answer

    Hi Barry - see below my reply to Sam Lesters suggestion. My original problem has not been resolved!

     

    Hi Sam

    I tried your suggestion but the outcome was the same as described in my original posting.  Namely:

    (1) an openfile security warning stating that the 'publisher was unknown'
    followed by
    (2) a Windows Installer message stating that ' the installation package cannot be opened and suggesting 'contacting the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package'

    Have you any other suggestions?

    Thank you

    ArchieW

    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:03 PM
  • Hi Archie...

    Ok can you just try to copy the file to another machine and run it there, simply to see what happens?

    Thanks,

    Barry Andrew
    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:00 PM
  • Hi Barry

    Your suggestion of downloading to  another machine has worked.  I copied the resulting download to my machine and ran it from there.  This worked!  I have now got the books online that I wanted.
    I have no idea why, but the installation worked- the download was some 120 megabytes,  compared with the 84 or so megabytes of the file downloaded directly to my machine!

    Thanks for your help

    ArchieW

    Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:59 PM