Installer errors when installing SQL Server 2005 on XP

Note:  This article is deprecated as it pertains to Windows XP.  It will be retained for a limited time.


The user encounters an error when installing SQL Server 2005 during the eNICQ 5 installation on an XP workstation.

The error message is:

"Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup was unable to install on your computer."

Followed by:

"We were unable to complete creation of database objects. Please review the log for more details."


The cause of this error is that an MSXML 6 update is installed on the workstation. See MS kb 968749for more information:

To fix this issue:

1) Remove MSXML 6 using Add/Remove Programs. If you have difficulty removing it, refer to the Resolution directions in the article above.

2) Re-run the eNICQ installer.