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I am going nuts.  When I try to install sql server on my computer I get to the second screen "install components" and click "install database server" then a little screen pops-up and says "created with demoshield www.installshield.com" which quickly disappears and then nothing.  

I don't get any error message.  I've searched the computer for error logs (I'm using windows server 2003) and I can't find any.  There is no directory created in \program files.  There are no registry keys made.  Nothing.  It just bombs.

I've tried shutting down services like IIS per kb articles but that didn't work.   I tried deleting controlset keys in the registry but to no avail.  I tried copying my install files to my local drive and modifying the install script with a to increase a "wait for" delay (just in case my drive was to fast per another kb article I read), but that didn't work either.  I even tried renaming my computer so it had all uppercase letters in the name per another article I read--no go.

FYI, I am using the disk sent to my company via our msdn subscription.  I'm sure the disk works--I did a test install on another computer and it worked fine!

I've been stuck on this for days.  Arrrrgh!
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Well, I fixed it.  There was a conflict between IIS and SQL's install program.  But, and this was wierd, I couldn't just shut down IIS I had to reinstall the w2k3 server OS w/o IIS for it to work.

It was wierd, I tried reinstalling with IIS and it wouldn't work--even when I shut IIS down via the services panel.  Only when I reinstalled w/o IIS could I get sql on.
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