Friday, November 16, 2007

x64 SQL 2005 native client error during installation

Apparently the SQL 2005 x64 Standard DVD installs some screwed up version of the Native Client which causes the whole installation to barf. After searching a lot of forums the solution that worked for me was to rip out the whole thing, download the x64 native client from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DF0BA5AA-B4BD-4705-AA0A-B477BA72A9CB&displaylang=en and then I rebooted and ran the installer again and it worked fine.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! I wasted an entire day trying to get a SQL installed because of this problem.

Daehenob said...

Thanks for this post, I've searched the net and there is little solution help for this. I haven't installed yet but I'll be trying it in a few. You said that you had to uninstall the whole thing, did you mean SQL 05?

Gnawgnu said...

yeah, I backed out the whole sql 2005 installation and then installed the x64 native client from the download link.