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Error code 2738 during installation.


If VBScript is unregistered or disabled on a workstation, the current Windows Installer packages (MSI) for AdventureWorks will fail with the message: "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this packae. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2738." The work-around is to re-register the VBScript.dll.
Consider replacing the VBScript custom actions (CAs) with unmanaged custom actions in C++ or an alternative architecture which uses some other technology, such as SQL PowerShell, to configure the target instance post-installation of bits via the MSI.

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cofei wrote Dec 26, 2008 at 2:46 AM

I met the same error on Windows server 2008.
How to deal with it?

wrote Feb 22, 2013 at 3:06 AM