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After manually removing MSSQL 2008 from my system (uninstall failed to remove two instances), I receive the following error when trying to re-install:
The MOF compiler could not connect with the WMI server. This is either because of a semantic error such as an incompatibility with the existing WMI repository or an actual error such as the failure of the WMI server to start.
It seems that mofcomp is failing with one of the .mof files, but I'm not sure which, or why. Digging through the connect article gave some indications, but no solution. I've run
winmgmt /salvagerepository, which returns "WMI repository is consistent".
Currently, I'm unable to install MSSQL 2008. Please help!