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XP Pro SP2 workstation.
x86 SQL Developer edition
MSDN DVD disk.
Failed the first time (I am trying to install client tools) so I ran it again this time I used "run as" and used the domain admin account.
When it runs through it's prereqs it shows a warning about needing permissions to write to disk. I have this permission and the domain admin certainly does so I took it as a generic warning.
It runs through it's tasks.... first it fails for sql server native client - the summary log says Error String    : An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'sqlncli.msi'.
It also fails for the client tools but there is nothing about this in the log.

As an aside I ran 'sqlncli.msi' manually and it got half way through and then asked me to insert a disk. This is MS's DVD... no multuiple CDs
Any ideas what is going on?
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Can you just try creating a text file in the disk, and make you sure you really really do have permissions.
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in program files - ms sql server 2005?
Yep will do, but it already installed BOL, tutorials and sample apps there, plus the xml stuff
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yep no problem, it's installed sql mobile 2005 in the prog files group too.
I often install software (my own and 3rd party) on this workstation.
I should add that this machine already has 2000 installed but apparently that is no problem.
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You could download FileMon from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/filemon.mspx

and monitor the install. FileMon will tell you if any file activities are failing, why they are failing, and what they are running as.


Its a pain and there's a lot of data but it should give you a clue.

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cheers, I'm a bit snowed under at the moment so may take the easy way out and install (hopefully) using the CDs (pre DVD days) that were in the previous MSDN mail out.
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Yep that'll be a lot quicker than messing about with FileMon!
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