You receive error code 0x6d9e when using the Windows Update or Microsoft Update web sites to install SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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When installing the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 update from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update web site you may receive the following error:

 

Error: 0x6d9e—Cannot install files to the compressed or encrypted folder
Cause


This error occurs when any SQL Server 2005 Service Pack tries to install files to a compressed or encrypted folder.
Resolution


To resolve the problem, please make sure that your installation directories are not compressed or encrypted, or specify a different directory, and then run SQL Server Setup again.

 

For more information, please see “SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Setup Failures (Compressed DATA Directory)” to view this content click the following link:

http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2009/02/24/sql-server-2005-and-2008-setup-failures-compressed-data-directory.aspx
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