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Can't install SQL Server 2005 Management Studio

Posted on 2010-08-18
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XP SP3 machine just reformated, when I run sqlrun_tools.msi it starts to run, then I get the error message attached.  When I click OK I get the message, "A valid destination folder for the install could not be determined."

Does anyone have any ideas?
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Question by:Go-GBS
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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Are you running it from a network drive?  Try copying the installer locally.
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by:Aecheverri
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Run the setup from a local hard drive. Also make sure that the setup you are running is the "SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi"
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by:Go-GBS
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I was running it from the DVD, then copied it to the local hard drive, same result.

The SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi, is that just the management studio?
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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I think the same error message is reported in this thread. You may please check this
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sqlsetupandupgrade/thread/dc281ce6-0c85-4506-88a5-48626f649aaa/

Raj
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by:Go-GBS
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I'll try the cleanup utility, but what am I cleaning up?  Like I said, clean install, the only thing I installed before SQL was Office 2007.
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Alright, looks like it worked, I ran the actual CD setup and let it install the initial tools, then canceled the setup, from here I could run sqlrun_tools.msi.
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Nice to hear you got it worked :)
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