"memoconq" <memoconq@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I'm trying to install SQL Server Express 2008 using Web Platform Express
> installer (2.0 beta) on Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (all updates
> but it fails. I searched for the reason, and found that the values in the
> following registry key is corrupted:
> Counter and Help values cannot include empty lines, but there is an empty
> line at the end of them. When I tried to delete that line, following error
> Error editing value - Cannot edit counter: Error writing the value's new
> When I tried to change permissions to full for that key, following error
> Windows security - Unable to save permission changes on 009. The handle is
> Same error occurs when I try to change ownership, too. I tried using
> subinacl tool, too. But same error occurs: RegSetKeySecurity Error : 6 The
> handle is invalid
> I'm using the windows as a domain user with some group policies at work.
> I install software with my local user account with full administrator
> without any problem until now. I tried lots of solutions of simular
> Is there a way to fix this issue without formatting and reinstalling the
Step one of any trouble shooting process would be to eliminate any none
So the obvious question -- Do you get the same error when not using a BETA
product to drive the installs? or have you not bothered with that yet?
Also what do you mean by not being allowed an empty line at he end of the
counter reg value?
Looking at mine (which does have SQL Express 2008 and more installed) when
you click on the reg item to edit the values are highlighted in blue and the
cursor is placed two lines/carriage returns after the last entry on each
one. These are not real empty lines as they would appear as a blue bar in a
Multi-String typed reg value - so this is normal behavior. All the errors
you see when trying to remove the 2 "carriage returns" in both values are
completely normal and not a corruption in the registry.
So I think your problem lie elsewhere - so as I said step one don't use a
Beta installer and try the real package.
Ensure you have sufficient permissions to perform the install.