Cannot install SQL Server 2008 R2 express. Compiler returned error 0x8007005


First off, I'm having a very similar issue to this StackOverflow post here:

Installing SQL Server 2008 Express fails with an MOF Syntax error.

After running mofcomp on the sql files I get this:

Microsoft (R) MOF Compiler Version 6.1.7600.16385
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp. 1997-2006. All rights reserved.
Parsing MOF file: sqlmgmproviderxpsp2up.mof
MOF file has been successfully parsed
Storing data in the repository...
An error occurred while processing item 10 defined on lines 73 - 79 in file sqlm
Error Number: 0x80070005, Facility: Win32
Description: Access is denied.
Compiler returned error 0x80070005

This is on multiple Windows operating systems and the command prompt has been run as Administrator and System and still get the same result.

Any advice would be great, I have exhausted most of the Google searches however.

asked on Super User Oct 8, 2015 by Sethe23 • edited May 23, 2017 by Community

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