I was installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a development server and kept getting an annoying error message:
The following error has occurred:
An error occurred during the installation of assembly ‘Microsoft.VC80.MFC,version=”8.0.50727.4053″,publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b”,processorArchitecture=”x86″,type=”win32″‘. Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x800736CC.
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=11.0.2100.60&EvtType=0xDF039760%25401201%25401
- Completely close the SQL 2012 installer (it might just crash and close itself).
- Use Control Panel to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable.
- Download Cumulative Update 2 from http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2703275&kbln=en-us (449398_intl_x64_zip.exe)
- Create C:\Updates
- Extract 449398_intl_x64_zip.exe to C:\Updates to get SQLServer2012-KB2703275-x64.exe
- Run the Installer again from the command line with the following (all on one line):
setup.exe /Action=Install /UpdateEnabled=True /UpdateSource="C:\Updates"
- Install as usual and the issue goes away.
Let me know if this worked for you by leaving a comment. I’m curious to know how widespread this issue is.