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MSDE Install Failure

By kdyck ·
Hello. I have run into an issue that has me stuck. When I try to install MSDE I get the following error:
"the installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact that application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package."
I am installing from the command line using:
msde.exe sapwd=mypassword

I have made sure that other .msi files work and have checked the install media on another machine and it works fine
Any ideas?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to MSDE Install Failure

This sounds so obvious that many people over look it are you logged in as the Admin or a Power User before attempting to install this package?

If you are and the system is working properly other wise you have a software conflict occurring that is preventing the installation of this package which is quite a lot harder to track down.


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by kdyck In reply to MSDE Install Failure

I did verify that I had local admin rights. Just to be sure I did log into the server as the local administrator instead of the domain admin and same result..

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