Windows Installer 4.5  Not enough storage space

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2013-03-29
I have a windows 2008 Ent Ed  x86 32 VM server with 4.8 GB  free on C drive.
Ultimate goal here is silent install of  MSSQL2008 however,  a dependency is failing to install.
The Windows Installer  4.5 falis with , "not enough storage space"  to complete install.
Tried  using the Windows Installer  4.5   found in the \redist  folder  of MSSQL 2008  media  as well as the  Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu  file from this page

 Same error .  Tried on another Server runnning Window Ent Edition with 25  GB free. I mean,  the file is 17 MB  or so  big , what's the deal?  Thanks!
Question by:tomvburke
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    it takes backups... and copies... and ever seen those wierd files in the windows system directory ?  The "full" kit is over 40 meg, and yes, quite a bit smaller than the available space.

    Having just spent quite some time trying to find the error, the only thing(s) I could find was to release more space - duh - so, while there has been issues being logged, not too many have any kind of resolution other than clean up and "start again".

    Might be worth checking any logs - typically C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log to see if there is any more specific information.

    here is the KB for   no where does it talk about system capacities...


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    I love how this is a relevant google search for this exact issue but has no answer. When I fix this, and I will, I WILL POST BACK HERE.

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    FINALLY FIXED IT! See if these guys would post their results here I would have found the solution (simply needed to run one program from windows) and bam fixed. The whole problem with leaving these around is people fix it and then never respond back HOW THEY FIXED IT. Your welcome everyone.
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    Run one program from windows... And the answer is ?

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