The Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 database may fail to install on some Windows Server OS.

The Noah 4.8 installation will function normally until it comes to the basic modules install; it stalls here.

If you end task on the basic module installation and go on to launch Noah, you will get error 50138.

Solution

Check in Programs and Features, if the database installed successfully it will be listed as below.

If the database failed to install, you will see no entry for Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0.

To remedy you can install the Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 database manually.

  • Navigate the Noah 4.8 installation files to:Noah_System_4.8.0.3804\Installation\ISSetupPrerequisites\{90245223-1D6F-4FFD-ADA5-DC3EC8624A1B}
  • The {90245223-1D6F-4FFD-ADA5-DC3EC8624A1B} folder contains the installation files for the Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0.
  • Launch the install for your OS, most likely the x64
  • The install of Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 will complete very quickly.
  • Restart the Noah Server and Noah Client services
  • Try to launch Noah again.