Exit Code (Decimal): -2068052310 Microsoft OLE D8 Driver

Pat Goebel 21 Reputation points

It keeps telling me that i need to install the OLE D8 Driver, which i have installed and uninstalled many times, i do not know what i am doing wrong i have attached the error i get when installing 235438-summary-20220827-145735.txt

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 100.8K Reputation points MVP

    To summarise what we have found so far:

    • Your first attempts to install failed because of a problem with the installation of MSOLEDBSQL. Since you did not share the log file for MSOLEDBSQL we don't know why. (Then again, it is not sure we had been able to understand the log file.)
    • Then you tried to install Express Edition. This appears be due to that Setup did not find C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\150\Shared\RsFxInstall\RsFx0600.inf, and that file is not on your system now. But we don't know if the file was removed when Setup rolled back.
    • You have no other antivirus but Windows Defender, and nothing appears to have been quarantined.

    What I can say is that there is something fishy with your machine - but what that would be I have very little idea.

    Troubleshooting a problem like this is certainly not simple. You could run Process Monitor while Setup is running and filter for that RsFx0600.inf file to figure out why it is missing. But it certainly a tedious process. And it does require some technical experience, and the more you know of Windows, the better.

    Alternatives? Flatten the machine and reinstall Windows is a brutal one. A somewhat better option is to add a virtual machine and run SQL Server on the VM.

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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,081 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Pat Goebel ,

    I read the SQL server 2019 developer installation log.

    > MSI Error: 1706 An installation package for the product Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'msoledbsql.msi'.

    Please go to the control panel -> uninstall program page to see if there is Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server

    If it exists, please uninstall it and restart your machine. Then redownload SQL server 2019 installation package from this MS link and reinstall SQL server setup as administrator.

    If the installation still fails, please see this document and manually install the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server then install SQL server.

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  2. Pat Goebel 21 Reputation points

    Sorry about that, here it is