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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation error - LandingPage.exe

Problem: User gets this error while trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express:

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Solution: To fix this error,

1. Show the hidden folders on your system. Go to Control Panel>Folder Options and select that option.

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2. Click OK. 
3. Now go to the folder location of the LandingPage.exe file. It will be located at:

C:\Users\[USER NAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft_Corporation\LandingPage.exe_StrongName_ryspccglaxmt4nhllj5z3thycltsvyyx\

4. Open this folder and rename the user.config file to


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Confirm this change. This should fix the error.

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Last Updated
4th of October, 2013

SQL Version
SQL 2008, SQL 2008 Express

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