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Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Hi,
have been struggling to install a single server for a few days.
It fails on creating both local and remote database.

Tried installing on Windows 2000 server today, then the installation
was
ok.

But I am not very happy with using Windows 2000 so I will try 2003
againg
tomorrow, has anyone tested with sp1? Or do I really have to follow
the
requirements and use a base 2003 installation?

thanks, Kenneth




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth,

I /hope/ that what is listed there is the minimum, not the maximum...
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Shaun Pond





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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Hi again,

bad news: I am not able to install on Windows 2003 server at all....
The Windows 2000 sp4 do also need sql 2000 server, it will not work
with
sql 2005...

I am currently evaluating using the windows/sql 2000 solution.

regards Kenneth




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth,

I will get some more information...

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Shaun Pond





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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth,

W2K3 SP1 and SP2 are supported. SQL Server 2005 is, but isn't easy to

do

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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Thanks, do you have documentation for using SQL server 2005?

Kenneth




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth,

all I have is this "
The server installations (SS, DS, and MS) currently have 2
pre-checks in them that CAN prevent an installation on a server where
SQL 2005 is co-located. SQL 2005 REQUIRES the .NET 2.0 framework and
will install it if it is not there. Our server component installs
check for the 2.0 framework and will abort if it is found. It also
checks for SQL 2005 Express (which replaced MSDE 2000) and will abort
if it is installed.


The default installation of SQL 2005 does NOT allow for remote
communication so it must be tweaked before any product can communicate
with it remotely and through OSQL commands (these should already be
readily known/configured if the admin knows anything about SQL 2005
security settings):
1) In the SQL Server Connection Manager, modify the default SQL 2005
installation to allow for TCP/IP protocols.
2) In the SQL Server Connection Manager, you MIGHT (but shouldn’t)
need to modify the default SQL 2005 installation to allow for Named
Pipes."

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Shaun Pond





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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Shaun,
I don't think this is the issue. I have now tested the installation on
a
reinstalled Windows 2003 sp1 server, this has .net 1.1 as default.
The sql db is selected to be created on an remote server. Sql 2005
configured as you described. This fails when creating the database. I
also
tested using a remote sql 2000 server, same result...




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth,

what's the error?

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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Hi,

I get this Warning: "Policy Distribution Database creation failed."
this happens during "Setting up Policy Distribution Database: STDSDB"
Then the installation stops.

regards Kenneth




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kenneth Henriksen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I get this Warning: "Policy Distribution Database creation failed."> this happens during "Setting up Policy Distribution Database:

STDSDB"
>
> Then the installation stops.
>
> regards Kenneth
>


I think this has to do with the default file size being set to 3MB. It

should be 2MB so you might have to shrink your database to get this to

install. I am checking how this is done. I will post back later.

---Kurt



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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kurt Finlayson wrote:
> Kenneth Henriksen wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I get this Warning: "Policy Distribution Database creation failed."


>> this happens during "Setting up Policy Distribution Database:

STDSDB"
>>
>> Then the installation stops.
>>
>> regards Kenneth
>>

>
> I think this has to do with the default file size being set to 3MB.

It
> should be 2MB so you might have to shrink your database to get this

to
> install. I am checking how this is done. I will post back later.
>
> ---Kurt


1.Open the Microsoft SQL Server Management Console
2.Expand out databases and system databases, right click the model
database and go to properties.
3.Click files in the left hand pane and make sure the initial size is
2MB.

If the initial Size is 3MB or higher please do the following:

1.Right click the model database and select Tasks\Shrink\Database
2.Leave everything at its defaults in the Shrink database dialog box
and
click OK
Recheck the initial size and it should show 2MB.

--Kurt



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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Thanks ! That really did work!

regards
Kenneth




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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Kurt,

interesting...

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Shaun Pond





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Re: Installation on Windows 2003 sp2 fails

Shaun Pond wrote:
> Kurt,
>
> interesting...
>


Lucky guess Shaun. 🙂 ping me off line



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