SQL Tips by Namwar Rizvi

April 13, 2009

SQL Server Client Tools Setup Fails due to MSXML 6

If you are trying to install SQL Server 2005 client tools and continuously getting failure message because of MSXML 6 installation which already exists on your machine then it may be due to the corrupted installation of MSXML 6 which blocks the installation of client tools. You can fix it as follows:

Go to Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Add Remove Programs and try to remove it. If it removes smoothly then just install the Client Tools as before and you are done. 

OR

If you found that you are unable to uninstall the MSXML 6 because of some wiered error then you need a tool called Windows Install Clean up from here

Donwload it and remove the corrupt installation of MSXML 6. Once removed, you can now install the Client tools as usual.

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  1. […] — namwar @ 10:21 pm Tags: How To, Setup, SQL Server 2005, tips Further to my earlier post  SQL Server Client Tools Setup Fails due to MSXML 6 , in which I mentioned a solution for SQL Server Client Tools setup failure, if you are still […]

    Pingback by How to Install SQL Server 2005 Client Tools? « SQL Tips by Namwar Rizvi — August 31, 2009 @ 10:21 PM | Reply


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