Installation of sql 2005 exp with Adv failed on windows server 2008

Hi, I've download sql 2005 from
I ran it and I got that attached message that the installation failed.  Can someone have a look and tell me how to fix this?  Thank you.
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Som TripathiDatabase AdministratorCommented:
There might be three reasons -
(1) Installation media is corrupt. --> Download the file again to solve.

(2) Anti-virus might cause the problem --> Stop Anti-virus Services before installation.

(3) Native Client might have some problem
--> Download it from
1. Uninstall the native client first with Add-Remove Programs in Control Panel.
2. Install Native client again.

In your case, you may work on Reason-3 first if above two are not working.
lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Wow, there are so many choices at that url.  Can you tell which one I need to download?  I'm on widows 2008 server.  attached please see the CP screen.  I seem to have several sql components installed.  Do I need to un-install all of them?  The SSMS seems to be running but there is just no database engine installed.  Thank you.
Som TripathiDatabase AdministratorCommented:
As your installation failed, uninstall all of them starting with "Microsoft SQL Server".

1. Uninstall
2. Reboot the machine.
3. Install "sqlncli_x64.msi" from
4. Reboot the machine
5. Install your downloaded stuff. Make sure what you have downloaded is not corrupted. Otherwise, download it again.


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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Followed your instruction and it worked!  Thank you.
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