[KBA-00882] Unable to Install SQL Server Management Studio

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2012-03-19

[KBA-00882] Unable to Install SQL Server Management Studio

This article explains why an error may occur while installing SQL Server Management Studio even if you are logged in as the Administrator user.

Summary

Even if you are logged in as the Administrator user, you may encounter error 29506 while installing SQL Server Management Studio. This causes the installation to fail and roll back.

More Information

To bypass this issue and install SQL Server Management Studio, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and right-click on cmd.exe
  2. Select Run as administrator.
  3. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains the SQL Server Management Studio installation package. To do so, type cd [full path] (cd C:\Software\SQL).
  4. Run the installer from the command prompt. To do so, type the file's name including the extension, that is, SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi.