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Posted on 2011-02-10
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I am trying to install SQL 2008 configuration tools on a windows XP sp3 machine.
when the install finishes I receieve an error message that states.
TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
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SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

Unknown property.
.

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BUTTONS:

OK
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I was reading online and seen that this may be an issue with MSXML 6.0  I uninstall 6 and tried to reinstall and still recieved the same error.

Also I am unable to uninstall sp3 because it is imaged.

any ideas?  
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Question by:missywpitt
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by:geek_vj
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This might be due to the fact that you were trying to install incorrect sql server edition on XP SP3. XP doesnt support all editions of SQL Server. As such, please provide the edition name (enterprise/standard/developer etc) that you were tying to install. Also, post the exact error message from
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt file

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by:stigmata53
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Does it currently have SQL Express edition installed with client tools ?
I've seen clashes there before & may be able to help fix them.
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by:missywpitt
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The error I get after install is
TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
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SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

Unknown property.
.

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IBUTTONS:

OK
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I tred to install the tools from MS SQL 2008  and I tried to down load express 2008 client tools from microsoft..  
I seen the same thread regarding msxml 6.0 and uninstalled all versions on the machine and still didn't go...
all our machines are XP SP3  I am going to test it on a SP2 image.
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by:missywpitt
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it appears to install on sp3 but when I try to access the client tools I get an error message.

Connot connect to WMI provider.  you do not have permission or the server is unreachable.  Note that you can only manage SQL server 2005 and later servers with SQL server configuration manager.
Invalid namespace [0x80041003]
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I installed SQL 2008 R2  issue resolved.
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by:missywpitt
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The installation of SQL 2008 R2 resolved the issue.
We are unable to install SQL 2008 client tools on a XP SP3 machine.
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