Installation of SQLServer2008 fails (The registry key SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesRsFx0102InstancesShares is missing)

Installation of SQLServer2008 might fail with below error 

  Detailed results:
  Feature:                       Database Engine Services
  Status:                        Failed: see logs for details
  MSI status:                    Passed
  Configuration status:          Failed: see details below
  Configuration error code:      <0xCD263ADC@1306@30>
  Configuration error description: The registry key SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RsFx0102\InstancesShares is missing.
  Configuration log:             C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20090410_153833\Detail.txt


To resolve this issue:

Create a new KEY with name InstancesShares under registry path


Uninstall the failed Database engine components and reinstall the SQLServer 2008 instance after restarting the system.



Karthick P.K