SQL Server 2005 setup fails when MSXML Core Services 6.0 Service Pack 2 has already been installed


There is a known issue with SQL Server setup when MSXML6 component update has been installed on the system. The problem described in

KB 968749 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968749 has raised a lot of concerns by customers. The concerns are related to the fact that the solution is manual and not usable in a Large Enterprise environments. In order to automate MSXML6 component un-install we have created the automatic solution for this issue. However the solution needs to be implemented on a case by case basis.

If you are experiencing the issue described in KB 968749 and need an automated solution for this, please contact SQL CSS.

Please see details on how to open the incident here http://support.microsoft.com/

The incident for this specific issue is going to be free of charge.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



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