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SQL Server 2005 setup error - SQL Native Client cannot be found RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    While SQL Server 2005 installation I got below error.

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    An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'sqlncli.msi'.

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    Thursday, May 6, 2010 7:48 AM

Answers

  • Thanks Andrew. I managed to install it successfully. I installed SQL Native Client independently and then tried installing entire setup again. It went throgh without any error.
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:54 AM

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  • Hi,

    I believe that you already have a version of the SQL Native Client installed.

    Go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall the existing version of the SQL Native client, and try your installation again.

    Cheers, Andrew

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 8:17 AM
  • Thanks Andrew. I managed to install it successfully. I installed SQL Native Client independently and then tried installing entire setup again. It went throgh without any error.
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:54 AM