Error description: The system cannot find the path specified while installing SQL server management studio

Nikita Gaur 0 Reputation points
2024-05-06T16:23:40.68+00:00

I am facing an error while installing Microsoft SQL Server 2022,

In the log file the error says :

Component name: SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features

Component error code: 0x80004005

Error description: The system cannot find the path specified

Error help link: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkId=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=16.0.1000.6&EvtType=0xF57C3D6F%400xDC80C325&EvtType=0xF57C3D6F%400xDC80C325

Rules with failures or warnings:

Can someone help resolve the issue?

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  1. LucyChenMSFT-4874 1,430 Reputation points
    2024-05-07T06:55:27.21+00:00

    Hi @Nikita Gaur ,

    Thanks for your information.

    From your summary.txt, I found the error code 1639. This is due to the MSI incomplete install. Please check out this article, hope this can help you well.

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    In addition, the error message:

    Action "Install_sql_engine_core_inst_Cpu64_Action" failed during execution.

    Please ensure the specified instance has been installed.

    Feel free to share your issue here.

    Best regards,

    Lucy Chen


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  2. Erland Sommarskog 102.3K Reputation points
    2024-05-07T21:01:20.62+00:00

    I find this:

    Sco: File 'C:\SQL2022\Express_ENU\x64\setup\x64\sql_engine_core_inst.msi' does not exist

    And that seems to be where you troubles start. Why this file would be missing, I don't know, but I've seen other people getting this error too, and I have a feeling that this occurs when you had a setup failure, and then did random cleanup.

    Here is an article that someone else who had installation problems found - and was actually able to install successfully with help of it: https://www.sql-easy.com/learn/how-to-uninstall-sql-server/

    I see that you have Windows 10 Enterprise. This suggests that you are in a corporate environment. If this is the case, it may be a good idea to talk to your IT folks. They may have group policies in place that caused your install initially. Also, they may be able to open a support case for you. This may be a more efficient way that trial-and-error on your own.

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