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SQL Server Express 2005 SP3 - installation issues

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I'm receiving an error 11055 while trying to install SP3.  I've tracked the problem down to probably being the one described here , but unfortunately cannot follow the steps described there to resolve the problem as the tool they require has apparently been removed because it can damage installations.  Does anyone know another way of fixing this issue?

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Greetings gurus,


I've installed SQL Server Express 2005 on several computers successfully, but on two completely dissimilar computers it fails with the same error message. One is running Win2k + SP4; the other is WinXP + SP2. In both cases, the user has full Administrator rights.


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