I have since made some headway with this, thanks to having a very smart pal
called SPARKY. I had noticed when going through my control panel - add
remove pgms - that I could not repair nor remove the MSXML 6.0 parser. I
noted it was hung up because of an incomplete install. So, through this same
screen, I un-installed ALL of the Microsoft SQL Server listings and then used
the Windows program un-installer to specifically remove the MSXML 6.0
program. Here's a link to it.
I then re-installed OFFICE 2007 (both disks) and noticed it had NOT
re-installed any SQL servers. (whew) So in frustration I installed the
downloaded full SQL server kit (file named SQLEXPR_ADV.exe) and updated,
again, the MSXML 60 from
and it seems to work better now and my OFFICE 2007 outlook, seems to be
faster and not lag as much.
The only odd thing now is that it keeps downloading the SQL service pack SP2
over and over and over again but this time it doesn't announce that it won't
work. But the rest works good. Whew, I hope this helps you too.
> I have had problems with this update for a long time too. I have WINXP PRO
> and OFFICE 2007 w/Business Contact Manager for Outlook. I have read many
> posts and spent many days on this with no results. I am now confused and
> frustrated and pretty overwhelmed.
> After many failtures for the whole SP2 auto download (which doesn't work) I
> have (as instructed) downloaded the HOT FIX KB954606 to shorten time between
> failed install attempts and still to no avail.
> When run, it asks me to UNLOCK the SQL - so I turn it off - then it fails,
> and the error log ends saying it can't update it because it is NOT RUNNING.
> BTW I can't find the Remote Registry Service, so I found (in Program Menu
> under SQL) the SQL Server Surface Area Configuration to start and stop it.
> Again with not results.
> I am very ready to discover the fix, and fix it and found others with
> problems almost like mine here. I hope someone can help me and the solution
> helps others too. Thanx, Drix
> Here's an exerpt from end of install lot:
> LOG: SQL Express Features :
> Error Number : 29565
> Error Description : MSP Error: 29565 SQL Server Setup cannot
> upgrade the specified instance because the previous upgrade did not complete.
> Start the Remote Registry service and go to Add/Remove Programs, select the
> Change button for Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then select SQL instance
> MSSMLBIZ and complete the setup.
> "Walter M. Becker" wrote:
> > After downloading the update I was unable to install Security Update for SQL
> > Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB954606)
> > --
> > Walter M. Becker