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SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

SQL Management Studio 2005 Express x64 Install Fails

On one of my Windows Server 2008 x64 boxes running SQL 2005 Express I ran into a situation where I needed to install the Management Studio. After downloading and running the installer from Microsoft’s site I got the following error: “This installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with the package. The error code is 29506.” I tried re-downloading the package and changing what was getting installed and even modifying the install directory…

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