Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SQL Server Setup cannot install files to compressed or encrypted folder

This SQL Server installation error occurs when you have applied compression on the installation folder. To fix this issue do the following:

  1. Right click [Program Files]\Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Go to properties.
  3. Uncheck ‘Compress contents to save disk space’. This option is at different places on XP and Vista (Win 7) machines. But you should be able to find this from this screen.

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