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SQL Server Express 2005 - Installation Failure (1308)

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :

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.


The message occurs while installing the "SQL Server Database Services" component. It is (deep breath):


"Source file not found: d:\sql server\Setup\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_dec6ddd2.manifest.  Verify that the file exists and that you can access it."


Here's a snippet from the SQL log:


Code Snippet
MSI (s) (28:90) [11:34:00:328]: Executing op: SetTargetFolder(Folder=C:\WINNT\winsxs\Manifests\)
MSI (s) (28:90) [11:34:00:328]: Executing op: SetSourceFolder(Folder=1\PFiles\MICROS~1\90\Tools\Binn\Windows\winsxs\manifest\|Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\)
MSI (s) (28:90) [11:34:00:328]: Executing op: FileCopy(SourceName=dql1q2cs.lm8|x86_Microsoft.VC80.MFC_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.42_x-ww_dec6ddd2.manifest,SourceCabKey=manifest.9BAE13A2_E7AF_D6C3_FF

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