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Locating the SQL Server Browser service component failed with Windows Installer return code '-1'. by TLA


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Type: Bug
ID: 482865
Opened: 8/13/2009 3:34:07 PM
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Installation of SQL Server 2008 Express fails with error, "Locating the SQL Server Browser service component failed with Windows Installer return code '-1'. The component ID: '{2E86FD41-C179-456E-8E6A-5157ED427228}'."
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/1/2011 at 5:30 PM
Unfortunately, if with this information we were not able to identofy the root cause of the problem or to reproduce it.
Posted by Brian Feifarek on 11/3/2009 at 10:09 PM
Hi, I am having the same problem. I hope you can provide some guidance!

(The one thing that jumps out at me is the directory this file is in is the SQL 2005 (ver 90) directory, rather than the SQL 2008 directory; I do have the Express version of 2005 installed, as well as SQL 2000.)

Here is the registry hive from my machine:

Key Name:         HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\14DF68E2971CE654E8A61575DE242782
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 11/3/2009 - 9:22 PM
Value 0
Name:            7DDFFFA258DE09A4C825D59ABECDB9F8
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe

Value 1
Name:            E754886CDF30149429B32AF7D4247ADD
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe

Key Name:         HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\14DF68E2971CE654E8A61575DE242782\E754886CDF30149429B32AF7D4247ADD
Class Name:        <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 11/3/2009 - 9:22 PM
Value 0
Name:            PatchGUID
Type:            REG_SZ

Value 1
Name:            MediaCabinet
Type:            REG_SZ

Value 2
Name:            File
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            DP_sqlbrowser_exe_32

Value 3
Name:            ComponentVersion
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            2007.100.1600.22

Value 4
Name:            ProductVersion
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            10.0.1600

Value 5
Name:            PatchSize
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            0

Value 6
Name:            PatchAttributes
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            0

Value 7
Name:            PatchSequence
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            0

Value 8
Name:            SharedComponent
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            1

Value 9
Name:            IsFullFile
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            0

Posted by TLA on 8/15/2009 at 8:23 AM
I had already uninstalled SQL Express. I reinstalled it so that I could have the regitry settings you were looking for.

I also reattached the new log files I had already sent that coordinated to my new install. This should give you the complete picture with all the log files from the same install attempt.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Thank you,
Posted by Microsoft on 8/14/2009 at 10:08 AM
Thank you for reporting the problem.

Can you, please, attach the following information:

(1) The SqlBrowser_Cpu32_1.log file from the *same* directory where the Detail.txt file you previously attached was located (most likely C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20090813_145902),

(2) All Summary_*.txt files from the same directory (again, probably C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20090813_145902),

(3) If you did *not* uninstall after the failure: Text File (*.txt) export of the following registry hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\14DF68E2971CE654E8A61575DE242782 (use regedit.exe)?

Thank you.
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File Name Submitted By Submitted On File Size  
Summary.txt (restricted) 8/13/2009 -
Detail.txt (restricted) 8/13/2009 -
Summary_TomHome_20090815_095305.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
Summary_TomHome_20090815_095305_ComponentUpdate.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
Summary_TomHome_20090815_095305_GlobalRules.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
Summary.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
RegDump.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
SqlBrowser_Cpu32_1.log (restricted) 8/15/2009 -
Detail.txt (restricted) 8/15/2009 -