MMC Could not create the swap-in Error when installing SQL 2008 Express with I/NET 2.42

Issue

"MMC Could not create the swap-in" Error when installing SQL 2008 Express with I/NET 2.42

Product Line

TAC I/NET

Environment

SQL 2008 Express 32-bit

Windows 7

Cause

SQL requires certain aspects of windows to be in place before installation. Ensure you have installed all windows updates available before installing SQL 2008 Express 32 bit

Resolution

  1. Uninstall I/NET and SQL
  2. Remove SQL items from the windows registry
  3. Use Windows update to install all available Windows updates
  4. Re-install SQL
  5. Re-install I/NET 2.42