Can install sql 2005 tools
Posted on 2007-12-03
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?