MicrosoftSQLServe2005ExpressEditionSP3 (KB955706) won't install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by mikey, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. mikey

    mikey Guest

    This won't install, I have checked that all services are running, etc.

    Error code:
    Installation Failure
    Error Code: 0x2B2F

    I am running XP3.
     
    mikey, Mar 11, 2009
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    nosnetrom Guest

    Ditto--I've been unable to install it on at least a couple of machines.
     
    nosnetrom, Mar 11, 2009
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    steven Guest

     
    steven, Mar 22, 2009
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    Frank Guest

    At least you get an error code. I'm trying to use xp sp3
     
    Frank, Mar 30, 2009
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    danmor1 Guest

    I get the same error, four times in a row now trying to install on XP SP3. It
    always gives error 0x2B2F
     
    danmor1, Apr 9, 2009
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  6. mikey

    cornfuzzed Guest

    I don't even get an error code. I've tried to install it probably 30 times.
    It would be nice if Microsoft could do something right now and then.
     
    cornfuzzed, Apr 12, 2009
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  7. Add me to the list too.

    Microsoft are less than useless on the issue.

    No help in the KB, and they want a small fortune for me to pay a techie to
    help me fix what is clearly their mistake. What a quality company -.-
     
    Disgruntled Dan, Apr 23, 2009
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  8. mikey

    Doris Guest

    I have had the same experience with this issue. I am also running xp and
    have tried numerous times to do the installation. I just keep getting the
    same result: Installation Failure Error Code: 0x2B2F.

    It is MS's error and they want us to pay them to solve it? How does that
    work for customer service? What ever happened to quality and integraty! Are
    you listening MS?

    Thanks everyone for your comments.
     
    Doris, Apr 25, 2009
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  9. mikey

    Bryan Guest

    Same problem here. Several machines fail installing this update. This is a
    problem presented by Microsoft and from reading the posts and attemtpting to
    get some help, it appears Microsoft has no intentions or desire to help it's
    customers with this frequently occuring problem.

    KB955706
    Error code: 0x2B2F

    1)
    ========
    Error Code: 0x2B2F
    Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following
    resources.

    For self-help options:

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Find Solutions
    Windows Update Newsgroup

    For assisted support options:

    Microsoft Online Assisted Support (no-cost for issues related to getting
    updates)

    2)
    ==========

    Needless to say the last statement and link above is a lie.. That link
    leads to the TOP ISSUES page below.. Note we're supposed to get no-cost help
    with Updates but the links are merely run-arounds deliberately designed to
    avoid helping us.. Since helping customers is expensive.. kinda like
    Microsoft products.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/ph/6527#tab0

    3)
    ==========
    If you click on the link to the right to get some assisted help, you end up
    here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    Which clearly says:

    E-mail Support Response Time: Within 1 business day
    Contracts
    Professional support contracts can be used for this support

    4)
    ==========
    Translated - means you're not going to get any no-cost help. Did you really
    expect Microsoft to provide no-cost help? Get a life! You must have a
    support contract.



    It is this reason that people are so frustrated with Microsoft. Endless
    links leading to nowhere, jumping through hoops and loops, being misled as to
    the services you get.. Products and services that barely work properly,
    much less together as they are intended. Support that completely sucks and
    for most people entirely non-existent..

    Update: I found that if you choose home user at the page above it will let
    you submit an incident.

    Bryan
     
    Bryan, May 12, 2009
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  10. Harry Johnston [MVP], May 13, 2009
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  11. mikey

    Bryan Guest

    Nope.. I didn't see any references in the information presented to me while
    encountering the error and researching it to check into this. Also, it
    doesn't appear to be the same issue at all. I'm getting the 0x2B2F error
    code and not the error listed in this article. We had no problems installing
    SQL Express. The issue is installing SP3 and the aforementioned error.

    Thanks for the reply..
     
    Bryan, May 13, 2009
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  12. The same issue exists when updating SQL 2005 to SP3, even if it isn't mentioned
    in the article. I've had several machines fail to install SP3, with a 0x2B2F
    error, and this procedure solved the problem.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], May 13, 2009
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  13. mikey

    Bryan Guest

    Bryan, May 14, 2009
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  14. You're welcome. Thanks for letting us know that it worked.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], May 14, 2009
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    muybn Guest

    muybn, Jun 1, 2009
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  16. I think it would be best for you to start a new thread, describing exactly what
    problem you're having, your operating system and service pack level, and
    anything you've already tried. That way we won't be assuming anything from what
    previous posters said that might not apply to your specific situation.

    Thanks,

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jul 11, 2009
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    farmdude Guest

    farmdude, Aug 15, 2009
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    annreoc21sd Guest

    OKAY GUYS I'VE NEVER DONE THESE TREADS BEFORE AND I AM NOT A COMPUTER
    EXPERT..JUST A REAL ESTATE AGENT...THANK YOU GUYS !!! YES I DOES
    WORK..MICROSOFT IS A HUMMDINGER..NETHER HERE NOR THERE.

    THANK YOU..THANK YOU..HARRY & BRYAN

    MY HATS OFF TO YOU..!!!!!

    I GOT THE SAME ERROR OX2B2F....IT HAS BEEN TRYING TO UPDATE THRU WINDOWS
    AUTOMATIC UPDATE ON MY COMPUTER SINCE JULY 5TH ! I SEPT 2ND AND I WORKED ON
    THIS ALL MORNING ONCE I FIGURED OUT SQL SERVER 2005 SP 2 AND SP 3 I LOADED
    THE

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe

    IT INSTALLED VERY FAST..BUT THEN I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO RUN THE PROGRAM OR
    WERE IT WAS..I FOUND IT..UNDER START..PROGRAMS..DA!..

    TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE..I WAS SO HAPPY I WANTED TO THANK YOU..SO I TRYED TO
    SIGN UP WITH WINDOWS LIVE..GOOD OLD MICROSOFT..I ALREADY HAD AN ACCOUNT..DID
    THEY MAKE IT EASY TO OBTAIN FORGOT PASSWORK OR EMAIL I CREATED ..THEY WOULD
    NOT LET ME CREATE ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE I HAD ONE...SO I SWITCHED
    COMPUTERS....SO AGAIN THANKS...

    ANN IN SAN DIEGO..GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
     
    annreoc21sd, Sep 2, 2009
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  19. mikey

    annreoc21sd Guest

     
    annreoc21sd, Sep 2, 2009
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  20. WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING? YOU DEEF OR SOMETHING?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Sep 3, 2009
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