Windows Installer Error

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Description:

Windows Installer will give “Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location” message when trying to install a program.

To Resolve:

  1. Navigate to these keys and point them to a local path:
HKEY\_CURRENT\_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

MS SQL Installation Error Description:

If you get an error that says “An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package sqlncli.msi”.

To Resolve:

  1. Run – appwiz.cpl – find “SQL Server 2005 Client” – uninstall.

  2. Then try running your installer again.