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Thursday, May 01, 2008

SQL Server install fails with the following error:


Error: Action "LaunchPatchedBootstrapAction" threw an exception during execution.  Error information reported during run:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\setup.exe" finished and returned: 1612
Aborting queue processing as nested installer has completed
Message pump returning: 1612


Digging deeper in the logs we find:


Installing: msxml6 on target: BCPLYSQL01
Error: MsiOpenDatabase failed with 6e
Failed to install package
The installation source for this product is not available.  Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.
Error: MsiOpenDatabase failed with 6e for MSI {A8803AB4-1B37-4B0C-9BC4-95257CCDA8F5}
Setting package return code to: 64c
Complete: InstallSqlAction.9 at: 7d8/4/1 b:9:2b, returned false


This was caused by moving files from the windows installer cache, c:\windows\installer.  We occasionally run low on disk space and have to move files off the os.

Moving the files back to the windows installer cache solved the problem.

For information on the Installer Cache, see: Recovering Space on a windows Server.

Thursday, May 01, 2008 11:38:13 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) |  | SQL Server#
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