Problems installing Windows Media Portal (1 Viewer)



I have tried to install Windows Media Portal on my XP machine. It comes back with the error

Failed to install application [MS sql express 2005]

I tried uninstalling anything that was installed which had sql in the title from Add and Remove programs and reinstalled, though this didn't help.

Any idea what is going on?


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I had the same problem and this is what helped me.

According to "summary.txt" in SQL install logs the trouble was related to COM+, which in turn depends on Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. Installing MSDTC again by typing " %WINDIR%\System32\msdtc.exe -install " in the command prompt solved the problem, the next install went fine.

Well, ok, I didn't figure that out myself ;), I found it here:
SQL2005 Setup Fails: How to: Work Around COM+ Check Failure?

Failed to install application [MS sql express 2005]

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