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Last post Author Topic: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.  (Read 20281 times)

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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2014, 09:46:18 PM »
@x16wda + @Shades:
Thanks for the suggestion/reminder. I meant to check  the Powershell version. Here 'tis: (not identical to what @x16wda gave, but same S/V)
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  5. SerializationVersion           1.1.0.1                                                                              
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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2014, 11:06:15 PM »
from my experience, dotnet runtimes are easily broken and a repair/reinstall might help. the following links are useful and i have used them in the past.

http://blogs.msdn.co...eshooting-guide.aspx
http://singularlabs....osoft-net-framework/

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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2014, 02:31:35 AM »
Was there any log files written to folders under C:\Program Files\Micrsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log ?

Supposedly they're written at each attempted installation and contain a lot more information, an example of the logs are in this thread.

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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2014, 08:31:11 AM »
from my experience, dotnet runtimes are easily broken and a repair/reinstall might help. the following links are useful and i have used them in the past.

http://blogs.msdn.co...eshooting-guide.aspx
http://singularlabs....osoft-net-framework/

I'm going to +1 this just to draw a bit more attention to it. I've been quietly watching this thread for awhile because I haven't had a lot of SQL installs go bad, so didn't have much to add. However I have been wondering about exactly this, as I have seen .NET flake out and cause all sorts of havoc, which necessitated ripping it out by the roots and starting over. I suspect that the removal tool - one of my favorites - is well worth exploring as it has gotten me out of several tight spots much like what is being described here.

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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »
@lanux128:
Figuring that it couldn't hurt, I ran the repair tool from Download Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool from Official Microsoft Download Center
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(Supports repairing the .NET Framework 4.5.1, 4.5, 4 and 3.5 SP1 (includes .NET 3.0 SP2 and .NET 2.0 SP2).
Then I reran the 02 SQLEXPR_x64_ENU - v11.0.3000.0 (Express DB only 64-bit).exe
Result: It still abended with the same error as before.

@4wd: I do not have a directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log
(You missed out an "o" in "Microsoft" there.)

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Re: Help please! - Unable to install MS SQL Express 2012 on laptop.
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2014, 06:31:04 PM »
(You missed out an "o" in "Microsoft" there.)

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