Error 29506 while installing SQL Server Management Studio Express

I was trying to install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (what a long name) on a machine and kept getting error 29506 right near the end with a Rollback action thereafter.

To get this program installed you will need to run Command Prompt as Administrator and then run the MSI (installer) from there.

Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ then right click on cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator. Once the console has loaded, you can “cd” to the directory and then run the installer from there.

For me it looked like this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\resources\Software
C:\resources\Software>SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi
C:\resources\Software>
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Le Cong Tru
Le Cong Tru
5 years ago

It worked, thanks so much

Wilbert
5 years ago

There’s definately a lot to find out about this subject.

I like all the points you made.

NilB
NilB
7 years ago

Thanx Buddy…… its great….

Edward
Edward
7 years ago

what ”cd” means?

racid
racid
7 years ago

thanks dear… it really works……………

grt !!

Martin
Martin
7 years ago

Thanks a lot.. 🙂

santhosh
santhosh
7 years ago

Thanks a lot Man!!!

dhananjay
dhananjay
7 years ago

Thank you so much.. The method is working. 🙂

hvidDShinobi
hvidDShinobi
7 years ago

Suwon bro … asolole

Niraj Trivedi
Niraj Trivedi
7 years ago

thankkss… its worked

Ravikumar
7 years ago

It’s work for me.
Thanks

pawan
pawan
7 years ago

still seen this error

Sakeer
Sakeer
7 years ago

thanks

Alliq
Alliq
7 years ago

Thanks it works.. 🙂

Arun
Arun
7 years ago

Thanks alot

Marlene
Marlene
8 years ago

Andrew you are a lifesaver… thank you. Just successfully installed onto Windows 7. Take care, Marlene

anu
anu
8 years ago

thank you..it helped..:)

Dusan
Dusan
8 years ago

Thanks for this! It’s Working

Nawabjan
Nawabjan
8 years ago

Thanks. It works fine.

debasish
debasish
8 years ago

Dear Andrew

Thanks a ton

Regards
Deb

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8 years ago

Thank you! This information helped me a lot.

anila
anila
8 years ago

Thanks a lot 🙂

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Legend! Thanks mate!

Hospet
Hospet
8 years ago

Thank u so much!! keep doing good work..god bless you 🙂

Paulo
Paulo
8 years ago

it worked! great!

Frank D
Frank D
8 years ago

Thanks for this!

Nilan
Nilan
8 years ago

Dat worksss man.. greatt!!!!

Bart
8 years ago

thnx, solution worked for me

Mohamed
Mohamed
8 years ago

Many thanks 🙂 problem solved 😀

8 years ago

Thanks a lot, it works even whit Windows 7!!!!

modhy
modhy
9 years ago

Thanks ALOT DUDE IT WORKED FINALLY!!!!!!!!

Jay
9 years ago

Thanks dude,:)

Frank
Frank
9 years ago

Great help!

I saw other forums that said the same thing, but they assumed you knew things that you took the time to explain. I used this on Windows 7 Pro and it worked fine!

Thanks a million!

S Major
9 years ago

Thanks – it worked! And now I can work!

Fevzi
Fevzi
9 years ago

Thanks a lot

wilson
wilson
9 years ago

gracias, la información fue valiosa, result’ y se pudo instalar sin problemas.

Raymundo
9 years ago

tanks man , it works!!!