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Question:

During the installation of SQL Server 2005 (express edition) on Windows XP SP3, I receive the following error message. What can I do to fix this problem?

“The Windows Installer service cannot update the system file C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml6r.dll because the file is protected by Windows. You may need to update your operating system for this program to work correctly.”

Answer:

When you install an English version of SQL Server 2005 (or SQL Server 2008) on a localized version of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 which is not English version, you will get this error message. Just click OK button the setup wizard resumes and the setup will succeed. For further reference

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958897


Created on: 12/16/2008