Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When running the SQL Server 2008 setup, I receive the following error message:

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup

The following error has occurred:

Unable to open Windows Installer file 'H:\Enterprise\x86\setup\sql_engine_core_inst_msi\sql_engine_core_inst.msi'.

Windows Installer error message: The system cannot open the device or file specified. .

Click 'Retry' to retry the failed action, or click 'Cancel' to cancel this action and continue setup.

For help, click:


&Retry Cancel

I install the installer 4.5 and restart windows but don't resolve problem.


migration rejected from Nov 8 '15 at 21:18

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers. Votes, comments, and answers are locked due to the question being closed here, but it may be eligible for editing and reopening on the site where it originated.

closed as unclear what you're asking by Greg Askew, Ward, womble Nov 8 '15 at 21:18

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.