SQL Server 2000 Setup Fizzles Out - 11-29-2005 , 06:37 PM
I'm experiencing an odd installation problem with SQL server. The
server machine had two versions of SQL installed, SQL Server Standard
edition, and MSDE. I don't know why. Nobody admits to installing MSDE.
It was a miracle installation.
Anyway, the server platform is Windows Server 2003. I've uninstalled
both versions of SQL, and removed the registry entries. Now when I
attempt to reinstall SQL Server Standard edition, I'm presented with
the SQL Server Installation splash screen and an InstallShield message:
Setup is preparing the InstallShield Wizard which will guide you
through the rest of the...
After the InstallShield progress indicator reaches 100 percent, both
the spash screen and message are removed from the display, and nothing
more occurs. I've checked the Windows Task Manager/Processes tab, and
can still see "setupsql.exe" in the list, but it is apparently
inactive. I've left the system, waiting for another miracle to occur -
sometimes as long as 15 minutes (yep, done it many times) - but the
result is always the same.
RE: SQL Server 2000 Setup Fizzles Out - 12-01-2005 , 04:12 AM
You should pray for miracles to happen.
Anyway, down to our earthly problem. The solution might be stopping some
Personal Web Server
Internet Information Server
Backup software such as BackupExec
SNMP Service(s) and related monitoring services.
If you have also some additional proprietary services, stop them too.
"developer (AT) stolentomato (DOT) com" wrote:
Re: SQL Server 2000 Setup Fizzles Out - 12-01-2005 , 05:52 PM
Hello, back at you.
Thanks for the suggestion. Today a very aggressive cleansing of the
registry was performed, and several applications - all with their own
flavors of services - were uninstalled.
None of the services mentioned below were loaded and running on my
system. They were all third party applications from Wonderware.
Anyway, after the registry cleansing and the application
uninstallation, I was able to install SQL Server Personal Edition, and
Again, thanks for the tip.