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Error 1603 installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup Support Files RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express 9.0.30.42.0
    Windows XP service pack 3

    When trying to install Microsoft SQL server 2005 Express following error keeps coming up:
    Error 1603 installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup Support Files

    Below is from the log:
    MSI (s) (98:F8) [15:11:00:015]: Note: 1: 1708
    MSI (s) (98:F8) [15:11:00:015]: Product: Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English) -- Installation failed.

    MSI (s) (98:F8) [15:11:00:015]: Cleaning up uninstalled install packages, if any exist
    MSI (s) (98:F8) [15:11:00:015]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
    MSI (s) (98:9C) [15:11:00:125]: Destroying RemoteAPI object.
    MSI (s) (98:D0) [15:11:00:125]: Custom Action Manager thread ending.
    === Logging stopped: 18/08/2010  15:11:00 ===
    MSI (c) (B8:10) [15:11:00:125]: Decrementing counter to disable shutdown. If counter >= 0, shutdown will be denied.  Counter after decrement: -1
    MSI (c) (B8:10) [15:11:00:125]: MainEngineThread is returning 1603
    === Verbose logging stopped: 18/08/2010  15:11:00 ===

    Looks like some entries in the registry database are left even after uninstalling using the Add/Remove programs. so I have tried to remove the following manually after having used Addemove software:
    * C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server
    * "The Microsoft SQL Server" key (and all its sub-keys) under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
    * All keys related to SQL Server under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001
    * All keys related to SQL Server under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet004

    Still get the error.

    I know that Error 1603 has been posted before in this forum but I don't seem to find the solution for this problem in the answers (maybe I am missing something).

    Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Klaus

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:37 PM

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