I am upgrading from sql 2000 to sql 2005. When trying to install the sql server studio management component I am getting the following error:
Product: SQL Server
Component: SQL Server Native Client
Message: A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file '%.*ls'.
An attempt was made to install (or update) SQL Server Native Client on a computer where SQL Server Native Client is already installed, and where the existing installation was from an MSI file that was not named sqlncli.msi.
To resolve this error, uninstall the existing version of SQL Server Native Client. To prevent this error, do not install SQL Server Native Client from an MSI file that is not named sqlncli.msi.
I have rebooted the server and uninstalled the sql server native client but keep receiving the error. Is there a way to manually uninstall the sql server client. I noticed even though I have successfully installed all the other sql 2005 components the sql 2000 client tools still exist. Is there something I am missing during the upgrade process? Please advise.