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MSI returned error code 1638 When Re-Installing Visual Studio 2008

Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

I realize this post is rather long, but I wanted to give all the information
up front instead of people having to ask me for more information.

At the end of the re-installation of Visual Studio 2008, there is this
message: "Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard: [2] Error: Installation failed
for component Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard. MSI returned error code 1638"
in the log file dd_error_vs_procore_90.txt.

I have searched on Google for this whole message and found some references
to this error, but I have done what they said worked for them and it did
not fix the problem for me.

When I searched for just "MSI returned error code 1638", I got that it
cannot install something because it is already installed:
"Another version of this product is already installed. Installation
of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing
version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel".

In Add/Remove Programs I see these two programs:
Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.3
Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard 1.4

Are these programs/versions what the error is refering to?
Am I safe to remove them and depend on the similarly-named item
which would be newly installed with Visual Studio 2008 - "Microsoft
SQL Publishing Wizard"?

I still use SQL Server 2000 and 2005 on my computer, as well as 2008.

I had installed VS 2008 on my computer before without this problem
and also have VS 2005 and 2010.

I would appreciate any help with solving this problem.

As suggested by a previous posting on this problem, I installed SQL
Server 2008 Express, but that did not fix the problem.

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Re: MSI returned error code 1638 When Re-Installing Visual Studio 2008

Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

This post should be in general .NET forum, may be you can get more help other than vb.net forum
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