(cross-post added to SQL Server Setup)
"WestPro" <WestPro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I am having this problem and have not anything that is even close to fixing
> the problem! Help
> I'm running windows Vista and need to update windows with SQL server2005
> service pack 2. I am unable to install this update and get an error message
> Error 6AA.
> I have tried to provide the permissions necessary but nothing
> seems to be working
> I have checked everywhere and can not find how to fix this problem or even
> find out what that Error is.
So the idea about permissions was a guess?
What diagnostics have you checked so far?
Note: 0x06AA == 1706
So make sure that you are searching for the decimal value as well
as the hex value.
Here's the sort of thing a web search with that value produces:
(Live Search for
2008 1706 SQL verbose MSFT site:microsoft.com
Product: Microsoft SQL Server Native Client -- Error 1706. 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'.
The particular Me too! poster who provided this detail didn't include
any more of his log, so we can't see for example, where the install
was looking or what it was looking for.
> Your Assistance is appreciated
Looks like you're more likely to find knowledgeable help about SQL updates
on forums which specialize in SQL Admin. Cross-posting to an SQL NG