Installation of Non-MS Fonts cause .NET errors during SQL server 2005 setup

Installation of Non-MS Fonts cause .NET errors during SQL server 2005 setup

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Setup is ideally supposed to be an easy process, but more often than not we are fraught with a multitude of errors. This blog is intended to make life a little easier when it comes to SQL server setup.

 

When we run SQL 2005 setup we get the following error:

 

SERVERNAME: Setup has detected a problem with Microsoft .Net Framework installation and cannot proceed. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 is either not installed on this system or is corrupt.

 

This is a seemingly ambiguous error which does not directly deal with the underlying .NET being corrupt

 

Cause

 

Installation of Non-standard Microsoft fonts cause errors during SQL server 2005 setup

 

Resolution

 

·         From the core (local) log obtained this error:

 

<Func Name='PerformDetections'>

0

<EndFunc Name='PerformDetections' Return='0' GetLastError='0'>

<Func Name='DisplaySCCWizard'>

CSetupBootstrapWizard - unknown error 0x80070057

<EndFunc Name='DisplaySCCWizard' Return='-2147024809' GetLastError='183'>

Error: Action "InvokeSqlSetupDllAction" threw an exception during execution.

Failed to load the Wizard UI. There is either a problem with .Net framework installation or it is not installed. : -2147024809

Message displayed to user

                Setup has detected a problem with Microsoft .Net Framework installation and cannot proceed. Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 is either not installed on this system or is corrupt.

 

·         Conventional methods to tackle the .NET error did not resolve the issue

 

·         We tried multiple reinstallation attempts of the .NET framework 2.0

 

·         We had encountered previous issues where issues were caused by the Non-standard Microsoft fonts and on uninstallation of these and subsequent restart we were able to run the SQL setup successfully

 

How did we arrive here?

 

·         We went ahead to obtain a memory dump of the SQL Server setup and found an exception

 

Exception message:

Font 'Albertus Extra Bold (W1)' does not support style 'Regular'

 

·         We went ahead and removed the 'Albertus Extra Bold (W1)'  font

      (Refer : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314960 )

 

·         After a server reboot when we ran setup again we were successful.

 

·         We have encountered similar issues with following non-standard Microsoft fonts as well :

 

·         Bitstream Vera Mono Bold Italic (VeraMoBI.ttf)

·         Bitstream Vera Mono (VeraMono.ttf)

·         Bitstream Vera Mono bold (VeraMoBd.ttf)

·         Bitstream Vera Mono Italic (VeraMoIt.ttf)

 

 

 

Amrutha Varshini J

Support Engineer, Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Reviewed By

Amit Banerjee
Technical Lead, Microsoft SQL Server

 

 

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  • I have got a fix. I had installed another file.Filename was "SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services SP2" and its size is 256MB.

    I was using windows XP SE.

  • it would be nice if you explain how to obtain this memory dump of sql server setup :)

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