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If anyone getting following error when installing SQL Server Management Tools by launching from explorer in Windows 7, do the following to avoid and have a successful installation.

Error is, “Product: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express — The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 29506.”

Solution is, open command window (Run –> cmd) with ‘Run As Administrator’ option and then locate the installation file in DOS prompt. then execute it from there.

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