SQL SERVER – Fix : Error : SQLDUMPER library failed initialization.

SQL SERVER – Fix : Error : SQLDUMPER library failed initialization. Your installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with. Please uninstall then re-run setup to correct to correct this problem. in a modal dialog with the title SQL Writer

I often see reader requesting solution to following error:

“SQLDUMPER library failed initialization. Your installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with. Please uninstall then re-run setup to correct to correct this problem.” in a modal dialog with the title “SQL Writer”

While searching online there are so many different solution and many time the solution is to reinstall SQL Server. There is no need to reinstall SQL Server or do any complex process. It is very simple to fix this issue.

The Fix:

Go to Add/Remove Program in windows Control Panel

Remove “microsoft SQL server vss writer” program

Reboot the computer.

The error should have be gone. If needed you can reinstall SQL Server VSS Writer again.

To get sql server VSS writer:

SQL Server VSS writer is not available as a separate download. Instead you will need to obtain from original source media or SQL Server SP2 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=d07219b2-1e23-49c8-8f0c-63fa18f26d3a&DisplayLang=en). To extract the package, run the following command-line: SQLServer2005SP2-KB921896-x86-ENU.exe /X:c:\temp\kb.

 
 

Now search for the file sqlwriter.msi or sqlwriter_x64.msi and run the one approriate for your system.


 

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