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sql server 2005 installation error code is 29506 on windows 7

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I keep trying to install sql 2005 and management studio under windows 7 but am getting the infamous error 29506.  The kb article says to  change the permissions on C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\. But that directory does not even exist on my system.  

I'm a win7 newbie.  So don't rule out the possibility of silly user errors :)

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Are you using CD for the installation?
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No
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Not sure if this is what did it, but I navigated to c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL . Then took ownership of the folder:  Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner  and suddenly it's working.  Go figure ..


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I was finally able to figure it out!
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So if you figured it out.Cool.
And yes starting from windows vista onwards there has been more security restrictions.
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Yeah, it's a lot to get used to.  Just wish I'd guessed they meant c:\program files (x86)\ and not c:\program files\  sooner ;-)
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I got so caught up in trying to fix the darn problem I forgot to say thanks for responding.

So thanks :)
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Your'e welcome.
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