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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    Unanswered: Problems with installing SQL Server 2000

    I am trying to install SQL Server 2000 from the MSDN DVDs on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition.

    When I click on Install Database Server, the "Created with Demoshield" box comes up and then disappears. Nothing else happens. I have also tried to install by running from ENT\x86\SETUP\SETUPSQL.EXE. This gives me a message saying "Windows cannot open this program since it has been disabled".

    I tried a Google search for that error message, and found two results, this at :


    Try installing as an administrator."

    I am trying to install as an administrator.

    The other was in German, but was only a list of error codes anyway.

    Does anyone know how I can get this to work? I am supposed to have IIS6 up and running before my boss gets back on Monday, and I can't even get SQL installed, which is a prerequisite for IIS.

    ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Columbia, MD USA
    You are going to need Standard or Enterprise version of Windows 2003 Server... Web Edition is exactly that, a stripped down version for web server use, not for application server use (such as SQL Server)

    only thing you can run on the Web Edition is MSDE

    also... SQL Server shouldn't be a prerequisite for IIS... unless you have an application that requires IIS AND SQL Server, it is not a requirement for IIS alone
    Last edited by drew; 11-06-03 at 22:42.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Thanks, I will do that.

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