troubleshooting Question

Cannot Install SQL Express as Part of Symantec BE 12 Install

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Trying to Install Symantec Backup Exec 12 on a Windows 2003 SBS Server. Always fails during the SQL Express Installation with the error:

Error 2908. The installer has encountered an unexpected error. The error code is 2908. Could not register component {1F3316BE-825B-4390-A9D2-AF3EECCAE9F6}

Symantec forums suggest re-installing MDAC 2.8 SP1, unfortunately that does not apply to Windows Server 2008.

I'm not using Sharepoint or anything else with SQL so I've uninstalled all SQL Products and retried the installation with the same error. I've read some article about bad user SIDs causing this problem, but I've been unable to find how to fix this.

Thanks in Advance
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