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SQL 2008 Install Issue

This weekend I was setting up a new demo environment on my laptop. This is a VM that I use to demonstrate ConfigMgr and OpsMgr to clients. I also use it for troubleshooting issues. The VM is running Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WDS, SQL 2008, ConfigMgr SP2 R2, MDT 2010, SCOM R2, along with various other components.

So I’m building a new demo environment because I wanted to be using Windows Server 2008 R2 and SCOM R2. When I went to install SQL 2008, I got an error message:

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle
has been created.

I did a quick Bing search on the error and found that I’m not the only one who has hit that error. At first, the most promising link appeared to be a KB article addressing that very issue. I also took a look at another link to blogs.msdn.com. That one describes the issue and states that if you restart the install it will probably work. In my case it didn’t work. In the comments section of that post, the very last comment was from someone who states that they simply created a c:\temp folder and it solved the issue.

I was skeptical, but it worked. SQL 2008 went through completely fine after creating that folder.

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March 28, 2010 - Posted by | SQL

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