D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Installing Silverlight 2 On PC With Oracle

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:12 PM
Funny thing happened when I tried to install Silverlight Beta 2 on this XP machine. I downloaded the exe and ran it, but I got a dialog asking me about something called SQLab Server Side Implementation. Odd...what would this have to do with Silverlight?

Turns out that SQLab is a product of Quest software, and is a tuning tool for Oracle (or so my Google results tell me). Now, I do have Toad and a bunch of Oracle stuff installed on this machine, but it doesn't make any sense as to why I'm getting a dialog about it when I install Silverlight.

Dave Southwood had a similar issue  on his machine, and the common denominator is definately Oracle installations. So here's the workaround if you find you're getting the same thing:

Right click on Silverlight.2.0.exe and select "Extract To...". This is just a zip file with the following contents:
install.exe
install.res.dll
silverlight.msi
silverlight.msp
uaclauncher.exe

Once you have the files extracted, just run the silverlight.msi and Silverlight will be installed without any issues.

So what caused the SQLab dialog to pop up? The uaclauncher.exe. Double click it, and you'll see the familiar SQLab dialog staring back at you.

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# re: Installing Silverlight 2 On PC With Oracle

See also http://silverlight.net/forums/t/12003.aspx

A similar issue was noted in 2007; but it appears no one from MSFT is doing anything about it. 7/23/2008 2:11 PM | Peter Ritchie

# re: Installing Silverlight 2 On PC With Oracle

I have tried this and yet it still fails. 9/3/2008 1:25 PM | Daniel

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