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Error MsInstaller EventId 11706.


Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

 

Error Message.
 

While you are installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition you get the following error message:

An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'sqlncli.msi'.

 

 

The following error is registered in the Application Log of the Event Viewer .


Event Type:          Error
Event Source:       MsiInstaller
Event Category:    None
Event ID:            11706
Date:                  3/3/2008
Time:                  9:40:38 AM
User:                  amorillo
Computer:           SQLEXPSRV
Description:
Product: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client -- Error 1706. An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'sqlncli.msi'.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 42 46 32 35
0008: 46 2d 38 36 39
0010: 45 38 39 2d 42
0018: 2d 43 39 39 38
0020: 42 42 43 34 30
 

 


Problem Description.

An existing SQL Native Client Installation is making the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition setup program to fail.  Probably this error is due to a previous installation attempt.



Solution.

Please follow these steps:

1. Uninstall SQL Server Native Client Client using "Add or Remove Programs" in Control Panel.

 

 

2. Run Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition setup program again.

 

References.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/0/f10c4f60-630e-4153-bd53-c3010e4c513b/ReadmeSQLEXP2005.htm


 

 

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