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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48 Comments

NilB · April 25, 2013 at 08:39

Thanx Buddy…… its great….

Edward · April 16, 2013 at 07:10

what ”cd” means?

racid · April 4, 2013 at 20:25

thanks dear… it really works……………

grt !!

Martin · March 7, 2013 at 02:00

Thanks a lot.. 🙂

santhosh · January 26, 2013 at 16:52

Thanks a lot Man!!!

dhananjay · December 28, 2012 at 15:25

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

hvidDShinobi · December 4, 2012 at 02:36

Suwon bro … asolole

Niraj Trivedi · December 1, 2012 at 05:44

thankkss… its worked

Ravikumar · November 29, 2012 at 04:48

It’s work for me.
Thanks

pawan · November 8, 2012 at 10:57

still seen this error

    Andrew · November 8, 2012 at 12:07

    I’m afraid that’s not much information to help you move forward.

Sakeer · October 31, 2012 at 13:27

thanks

Alliq · October 23, 2012 at 16:34

Thanks it works.. 🙂

Arun · October 18, 2012 at 10:07

Thanks alot

Marlene · September 18, 2012 at 18:39

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

anu · August 14, 2012 at 18:28

thank you..it helped..:)

Dusan · August 6, 2012 at 08:20

Thanks for this! It’s Working

Nawabjan · July 31, 2012 at 05:25

Thanks. It works fine.

debasish · July 29, 2012 at 13:40

Dear Andrew

Thanks a ton

Regards
Deb

- · July 26, 2012 at 08:28

Thank you! This information helped me a lot.

anila · July 25, 2012 at 13:40

Thanks a lot 🙂

Joe · July 10, 2012 at 11:04

Legend! Thanks mate!

Hospet · July 6, 2012 at 15:23

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

Paulo · July 3, 2012 at 15:53

it worked! great!

Frank D · June 1, 2012 at 15:13

Thanks for this!

Nilan · May 27, 2012 at 09:52

Dat worksss man.. greatt!!!!

Bart · May 9, 2012 at 09:17

thnx, solution worked for me

Mohamed · May 6, 2012 at 23:12

Many thanks 🙂 problem solved 😀

KOUEKE Stéphane · December 6, 2011 at 18:29

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

modhy · September 7, 2011 at 09:56

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

Jay · August 7, 2011 at 05:58

Thanks dude,:)

Frank · July 28, 2011 at 14:35

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!

    Andrew · July 28, 2011 at 14:43

    My pleasure Frank!

S Major · July 7, 2011 at 13:56

Thanks – it worked! And now I can work!

    Andrew · July 7, 2011 at 13:58

    Of course it worked 😉

Fevzi · March 16, 2011 at 12:55

Thanks a lot

wilson · February 9, 2011 at 23:01

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

Raymundo · November 11, 2010 at 02:29

tanks man , it works!!!

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