Error message when you install SQL Server 2008: "An error occurred while processing item 10 defined on lines 73 - 79 in file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof"


Symptoms


When you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the following error message is logged in the setup log file:
Date Time Slp: An error occurred while processing item 10 defined on lines 73 - 79 in file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof:

Date Time Slp: Compiler returned error 0x80004002Error Number: 0x80004002, Facility: <Null>
Date Time Slp: Description: No such interface supported

Date Time Slp:

Date Time Slp: Sco: Compile operation for mof file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof failed. Exit code 3

Date Time Slp: Configuration action failed for feature CommonFiles during timing ConfigNonRC and scenario ConfigNonRC.

Cause


This issue occurs because of a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) configuration issue on the computer where you run the SQL Server 2008 Setup program. This is an operating system issue. Therefore, you must resolve the issue before you install SQL Server 2008 on the computer.

Status


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

More Information


To determine the WMI configuration issue on the computer, use the WMI Diagnosis utility to analyze the WMI configuration. To download the WMI Diagnosis utility, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to use the WMI Diagnosis utility, read the WMIDIAG.doc document that is included in the package.