KB982861 could not be installed

Internet Explorer 9 Language Packs are provisioned by different x86 and x64 Windows Update files, named as IE9-Windows6.1-LanguagePack-xAA-LLL.msu, where AA = architecture (86 or 64) and LLL = language code (e.g. nld for Dutch). When trying to install these language packs via wusa.exe, Windows Installer might throw the follow error: Windows update “Update for Windows (KB982861)” could […]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – The performance counter registry hive is corrupted.

Sequel number four (yes, 4!) of the SQL Server 2008 R2 installation woes saga. Previous posts include: Version string portion was too short or too long Error code: 1605 Version’s parameters must be greater than or equal to zero This post discusses the following error which appears in Summary_%computername%_%date%_%time%.txt, located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup […]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – Version’s parameters must be greater than or equal to zero

A third (!) and hopefully final blog post on SQL Server 2008 R2 deployment woes. Previous posts include SQL Server 2008 R2 – Version string portion was too short or too long and SQL Server 2008 R2 – Error code: 1605. This time the installation problem comes with the following beauty: Exception type: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException Message: Version’s parameters must be greater […]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – Error code: 1605

Yet another post on SQL Server 2008 R2 deployment woes. An unattended installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 – developer/management tools on Windows XP SP3 clients in this particular case – might fail with the following error: MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code = ‘{0A869A65-8C94-4F7C-A5C7-972D3C8CED9E}’. Error code: 1605. The error appears in […]

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – Version string portion was too short or too long

An enterprise-wide rollout of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition can result in serious headaches. On Windows XP SP3 clients, the installer may abort with a System.ArgumentException error: Version string portion was too short or too long. The logfiles residing in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log reveal that the error occurs during the RunDiscoveryAction phase: Running Action: […]

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