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:  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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