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Thread: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 (KB955706) won't install

  1. #1
    mikey Guest

    MicrosoftSQLServe2005ExpressEditionSP3 (KB955706) won't install

    This won't install, I have checked that all services are running, etc.

    Error code:
    Installation Failure
    Error Code: 0x2B2F

    I am running XP3.

  2. #2
    nosnetrom Guest
    Ditto--I've been unable to install it on at least a couple of machines.

    At least you get an error code. I'm trying to use xp sp3

    I get the same error, four times in a row now trying to install on XP SP3. It
    always gives error 0x2B2F

    I don't even get an error code. I've tried to install it probably 30 times.
    It would be nice if Microsoft could do something right now and then.

    Add me to the list too.

    Microsoft are less than useless on the issue.

    No help in the KB, and they want a small fortune for me to pay a techie to
    help me fix what is clearly their mistake. What a quality company -.-

  3. #3
    Doris Guest

    RE: MicrosoftSQLServe2005ExpressEditionSP3 (KB955706) won't instal

    I have had the same experience with this issue. I am also running xp and
    have tried numerous times to do the installation. I just keep getting the
    same result: Installation Failure Error Code: 0x2B2F.

    It is MS's error and they want us to pay them to solve it? How does that
    work for customer service? What ever happened to quality and integraty! Are
    you listening MS?

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

  4. #4
    Bryan Guest
    Same problem here. Several machines fail installing this update. This is a
    problem presented by Microsoft and from reading the posts and attemtpting to
    get some help, it appears Microsoft has no intentions or desire to help it's
    customers with this frequently occuring problem.

    KB955706
    Error code: 0x2B2F

    1)
    ========
    Error Code: 0x2B2F
    Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following
    resources.

    For self-help options:

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Find Solutions
    Windows Update Newsgroup

    For assisted support options:

    Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for issues related to getting
    updates)

    2)
    ==========

    Needless to say the last statement and link above is a lie.. That link
    leads to the TOP ISSUES page below.. Note we're supposed to get no-cost help
    with Updates but the links are merely run-arounds deliberately designed to
    avoid helping us.. Since helping customers is expensive.. kinda like
    Microsoft products.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/ph/6527#tab0

    3)
    ==========
    If you click on the link to the right to get some assisted help, you end up
    here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/de...spx?gprid=6527

    Which clearly says:

    E-mail Support Response Time: Within 1 business day
    Contracts
    Professional support contracts can be used for this support

    4)
    ==========
    Translated - means you're not going to get any no-cost help. Did you really
    expect Microsoft to provide no-cost help? Get a life! You must have a
    support contract.

    It is this reason that people are so frustrated with Microsoft. Endless
    links leading to nowhere, jumping through hoops and loops, being misled as to
    the services you get.. Products and services that barely work properly,
    much less together as they are intended. Support that completely sucks and
    for most people entirely non-existent..

    Update: I found that if you choose home user at the page above it will let
    you submit an incident.

    Have you tried this?

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968749>

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968749

    Nope.. I didn't see any references in the information presented to me while
    encountering the error and researching it to check into this. Also, it
    doesn't appear to be the same issue at all. I'm getting the 0x2B2F error
    code and not the error listed in this article. We had no problems installing
    SQL Express. The issue is installing SP3 and the aforementioned error.

    So a solution to this problem is to download the Windows Installer Cleanup
    Utility

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe

    Install and run the utility

    Then remove the Installer entry for MSXML 6 Service Pack 2 (KB954459)..

    Then install the SQLServer2005Express SP3 from Windows/Microsoft Update.

  5. #5
    Harry Johnston [MVP] Guest
    The same issue exists when updating SQL 2005 to SP3, even if it isn't mentioned
    in the article. I've had several machines fail to install SP3, with a 0x2B2F
    error, and this procedure solved the problem.

    Did you try what was recommended above? Run the installer cleanup
    (http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe) then run SP3 installation again.

    I am havnig the same issue with installing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3. MS Updates shows that I have successfully installed this update numerous times but I am always immediately prompted to install it again. I receive no error codes. It just shows to succesfully to have updated. I actually successfully updated this 7 times in the past 2 days and I'm about to give up. I have Windows XP. I have been using IE7 but recently installed IE8. I've had this issue for the past couple of months, long before I installed IE8. Can anyone help?

    I can't find this entry MSXML 6 Service Pack 2 (KB954459)

    what else I can do?

    I think it would be best for you to start a new thread, describing exactly what
    problem you're having, your operating system and service pack level, and
    anything you've already tried. That way we won't be assuming anything from what
    previous posters said that might not apply to your specific situation.

  6. #6
    annreoc21sd Guest
    OKAY GUYS I'VE NEVER DONE THESE TREADS BEFORE AND I AM NOT A COMPUTER
    EXPERT..JUST A REAL ESTATE AGENT...THANK YOU GUYS !!! YES I DOES
    WORK..MICROSOFT IS A HUMMDINGER..NETHER HERE NOR THERE.

    THANK YOU..THANK YOU..HARRY & BRYAN

    MY HATS OFF TO YOU..!!!!!

    I GOT THE SAME ERROR OX2B2F....IT HAS BEEN TRYING TO UPDATE THRU WINDOWS
    AUTOMATIC UPDATE ON MY COMPUTER SINCE JULY 5TH ! I SEPT 2ND AND I WORKED ON
    THIS ALL MORNING ONCE I FIGURED OUT SQL SERVER 2005 SP 2 AND SP 3 I LOADED
    THE

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe

    IT INSTALLED VERY FAST..BUT THEN I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO RUN THE PROGRAM OR
    WERE IT WAS..I FOUND IT..UNDER START..PROGRAMS..DA!..

    TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE..I WAS SO HAPPY I WANTED TO THANK YOU..SO I TRYED TO
    SIGN UP WITH WINDOWS LIVE..GOOD OLD MICROSOFT..I ALREADY HAD AN ACCOUNT..DID
    THEY MAKE IT EASY TO OBTAIN FORGOT PASSWORK OR EMAIL I CREATED ..THEY WOULD
    NOT LET ME CREATE ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE I HAD ONE...SO I SWITCHED
    COMPUTERS....SO AGAIN THANKS...

  7. #7
    NAV Guy Guest
    Thanks for the help!
    I went to your suggested link;
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968749>
    downloaded the Install cleaner, found the MSXML 6 entry, deleted it, went
    back to install history, re-installed the SQL 2005 Express Edition that had
    failed about a dozen times, and it successfully installed for me.

    I'm a business analyst, NAV ERP oriented, and cautious about fooling around
    with registry issues, installation issues, and general platform tuning. But,
    this looked specific, easy, and worth the try. AND....the price was right!

  8. #8
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    Re: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP3 (KB955706) won't install

    While agreeing with everything Bryan had to say, he also showed me the solutions. Kb 968749 described my problem exactly and the work-around appears to have fixed the issue.

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