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"Unexpected failure" during the setup of Microsoft Server 2005 on Windows XP Pro.

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I'm trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 workstation on a Windows XP Professional machine with SP2 and all critical updates on the machine and I keep getting the error, "There was an unexpected failure during the setup wizard.  You may review the setup logs and/or click the help button for more information."  I've tried this MS article and it did not work for me:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916760

Here are the log file:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 9.00.1399.06
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OS Version      : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Time            : Mon Oct 13 16:39:58 2008
 
SBOGLE-XP2 : There was an unexpected failure during the setup wizard. You may review the setup logs and/or click the help button for more information.


 SQL Server Setup failed. For more information, review the Setup log file in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Summary.txt.


Time            : Mon Oct 13 16:42:06 2008


List of log files:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_Core(Local).log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_Datastore.xml
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework 2.0.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_Core.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Summary.txt
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework 2.0 LangPack.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework Upgrade Advisor.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework Upgrade Advisor LangPack.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework Windows Installer.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_.NET Framework Windows Installer LangPack.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_SNAC.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_Support.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_SCC.log
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_SBOGLE-XP2_WI.log

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Hi,

Firstly, there isn't such a thing as "MS SQL Server 2005 workstation". You can go here (http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/default.mspx) for MS' listing of their SQL Server 2005 versions. System requirements are at http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/sysreqs/default.mspx. According to these sites you should be able to run the Standard version on Windows XP SP2. In fact, I'm writing this on an Acer laptop with XP SP2 that runs the developer version ! I also have a PC running XP 64-bit edition that runs the Enterprise edition happily.

However, these are both installations from full copies. I work at a company where we have tried on several occasions to install SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition on Windows XP SP2 using a version that came to us via our MSDN subscription, and it just won't install properly or run.

So, I'd suggest that you might check whether you're installing off an MSDN disc and, if so, complain bitterly to MS. Sorry I can't help more

Mike

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(oops - I meant "Standard" and not "Enterprise" at the end of paragraph 1. Sorry !)
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Yes this was for MS SQL Server 2005 client tools not workstation.  Thanks for the correction.  I was able to aquire the fully copies of SQL Server 2005 standard edition and was able to finally complete the install.  Thank you DcpKing!!
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HI I think actually this user may have been trying to install from a download from microsoft site (eg open license) or something where you have two parts to the download. This is the last part of the install and is required to install the sql management parts among others. When you unzip these two files, part one needs to be unzipped to a folder called SERVERS and part two needs to be unzipped to a folder called TOOLS and both folders need to be in the same root folder. This is due to the install not recognising the split between the two parts, and looking for the second part of the install files, which usually would be in the tools folder. Sorry - this is probably a bit confusing, basically when using download product from MS site, unzip part 1 to SERVERS and part 2 to TOOLS
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