FIX: When you install SQL Server 2008, the installation fails, and the "Attributes do not match" error message is logged in the Summary.txt file

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Article ID: 957453 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50003401 (SQL Hotfix)

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

When you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the installation fails. In the Summary.txt file, the following error message is logged:
Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Infrastructure.InputSettingValidationException

Attributes do not match. Present attributes (Hidden, System, Directory, Archive), included attributes (0), excluded attributes (Archive, Compressed, Encrypted).
Note The Summary.txt file is in the following folder:
<SQLInstallFolder>\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the SQL Server 2008 installation folder has the Archive attribute set. The Archive attribute is in the exclusion list that the SQL Server 2008 Setup program uses to validate the installation folder during the setup process.

RESOLUTION

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956717 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, remove the Archive attribute from the installation folder. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open the folder that contains the folder that has the Archive attribute.
  2. Right-click the folder that you want to remove the Archive attribute from, and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, click Advanced.
  4. On the Advanced Attributes tab, click to clear the Folder is ready for archiving check box.
If the installation folder does not exist, remove the Archive attribute from the closest parent folder. For example, you install SQL Server 2008 into the following folder:
C:\FolderA\FolderB\FolderC
The FolderC folder does not exist. The FolderB folder has the Archive attribute set. In this situation, you must remove the Archive attribute from the FolderB folder.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix is integrated into the Sqlsupport.msi package of Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008. After you install the Sqlsupport.msi package of Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008, you can start the installation of the release version of SQL Server 2008 without determining whether the installation folder has the Archive attribute set. If the installation folder has the Archive attribute set, the Archive attribute will be automatically removed. For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956717 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 957453 - Last Review: September 17, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business
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