I installed Micrsoft Server Desktop Engine from the CD I received in
my book. The installation went fine and then I went to the DOS
prompt and did the "setup SAPWD..." and it ran. I restarted my computer and
opened ASP Matrix and went to the Data tab and proceed to connect to
the server. It gave me an error message it couldn't connect. 

So I uninstalled MSDE and made sure the sql2ksp3 folder was gone. So I went ahead and installed the MSDE again from the CD again and then went to DOS to do the setup. It ran through the setup until the very end with 11 seconds remaining and received error message " Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the server error logs and setup logs for more information. I have tried it several times and it always stops around 11 seconds. I have tried to install the download from
 instead the CD and that didn't work also. So at this point I am stuck. PLEASE HELP!

I also checked my Registry keys for a file called
PendingFileRenameOperations and it wasn't in the registry keys.

If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
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Change the default naming instance when reinstalling and it will install fine ...

Check if you have latest version of MDAC ... if the Machine that you are installing MDAC also has Certificate server installed and the Certificate Authority name is the same as Host name of the machine then this error can occur too.


ASP.Net Tips & Tricks - Jawad's Blog
5/25/2005 12:31:40 AM
How do you change the default naming instance?
5/25/2005 12:32:59 AM

Look at the following article :

              SAPWD="password "INSTANCENAME="myinstance"

ASP.Net Tips & Tricks - Jawad's Blog
5/25/2005 1:20:12 AM
I renamed the instance name when reinstalling and it didn't work. I
have the most updated version my MDAC. I also installed the sqleval
version and the service pack. The installation
of the sqleval version seemed to go fine. Went ahead and tried to
install the sql2ksp3 file and then run the installation from the
command line and still it gives me an error. I have tried all the
suggestions and so far none of them have worked. If you have any more
suggestions I would appreciate it. Thanks.
5/28/2005 10:39:49 PM
Look at the following article from Microsoft Support on How to troubleshoot SQL Server Desktop Engine Installation;EN-US;Q317328

Look at the following thread in this Forum as well ...
ASP.Net Tips & Tricks - Jawad's Blog
5/29/2005 12:39:04 AM

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