Error message when you try to install SQL Server 2005: "Could not find a package to install on the installation media"

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Article ID: 919398 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 449372 (SQLBUDT)

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to install a version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that has been downloaded from the Microsoft Web site, you receive the following error message:
Could not find a package to install on the installation media.
Additionally, error messages that resemble the following may be logged in the SQLSetupNumber_ServerName_Core(local).log file:
2005/9/30 10:5:19 Error: Action "DeterminePackageTransformsAction" threw an exception during execution.

Failed to open package to determine installing product code : 110
Notes
  • The SQLSetupNumber_ServerName _Core(local).log file is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files folder.
  • Number is a placeholder for a number that increases for every installation of SQL Server 2005. The log file that has the largest value for Number in the file name is the log file for the most recent installation of SQL Server 2005.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because a Sqlrun_*.msi file in the Setup folder on the SQL Server 2005 Setup media is corrupted. For example, the Sqlrun_NS.msi file is corrupted. Therefore, the Setup program cannot open the corrupted package during the installation and returns error code 110.

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem, download the setup media again, and then run the Setup program.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 919398 - Last Review: November 20, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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