SQL 2008 Native Client Installation Error

I recently worked on a Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2012 upgrade project and on both of the management servers during the prerequisite installation the SQL Server 2008 Native Client installation would fail. After searching around through what seemed like hundreds of sites, I found a solution that works consistently.

Error Message - An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC80.CRT...

Export and delete the following registry keys...

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide\Winners\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80 & vc90 entries…

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS\DerivedData\Components\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80 & vc90 entries

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS\WINNER\Components\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80 & vc90 entries.

Note: On my 2008 R2 Server the third set of keys was not present

Then run services.msc and set the "Windows Module Installer" to automatic and Reboot.
The installation will now complete successfully.

1 comment:

  1. Some Time its happen but not a big issue just purchase full version of SQL Server 2008 for SharePoint.