Monday, May 7, 2012

setup.rll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.

Hi SQL folks. A couple of time when I have done installation of SQL 2008 R2 with unpacked iso image the database engine installation has failed. And it tells you that some of the msi image is corrupt. Im nut sure if there is any problem when unpacking the iso image. Anyway after this has happened it’s not possible to uninstall the corrupt SQL installation. You will receive an error like this:

Application popup: setup.exe - Bad Image : C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\SQLServer2008R2\resources\1033\setup.rll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

First time I saw this I did not solve it. So I have to let the windows guys reinstall the operating system. But today when same error come up googled the error message and saw that Alex Siow solved it just with copying the setup.rll files from the installation media path: 1033_ENU_LP\x64\Setup\sqlsupport_msi\PFiles\SqlServr\100\Setup\fe72iemr\Res\1033 to Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\SQLServer2008R2\Resources\1033 and it also worked for me. Yes!

Have a nice day everyone.

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