Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
This appears to be a ms 2003 server issue but I am not sure.

We are trying to install sql server enterprise evaluation copy but we ran into the following error:

Eroor_VGARESOLUTION - entry not found in the string table.

All the research I have done points to setting screen resolution to 800/600.
Problem is our screen resolution is already set at 800/600.

Not real sure what is causing this problem and how to resolve it.

Any help resolving this will be *greatly* appreciated.

Question by:simflex

    Author Comment

    This: Eroor_VGARESOLUTION - entry not found in the string table.

    is supposed to be this:

    Error_VGARESOLUTION - entry not found in the string table.
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    are you using remote desktop connection to install or do you login on console?

    Author Comment

    I first tried using the console but the screen size was too small that I could not even see the resolution.

    Then I logged in using remote desktop.
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    is the console display set to 800x600 or higher?
    it will not be enough to set RDP to 800x600

    Author Comment

    You are right,
    console display says:

    However, when you log in remotely using remote desktop, it shows 800/600

    Since console display won't be enough to set RDP to 800/600, any workaround that you can think of?
    LVL 11

    Assisted Solution

    use another monitor which can display 800x600 at console.
    or use Remote Administrator or use VNC.

    Author Comment

    I tried all of that but nothing worked.

    Apparently, the installation always assume you are using remote administrator which shrinks t he size of the monitor.

    We finally got our unix administrator to do hack job and install via unix.

    It is working now.

    While I still don't know how to use Administrator console or vnc, I will give you the points for efforts.

    Meanwhile, if you find an article on how to use vnc, please forward my way.

    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    "Remote Administrator" is a 3rd party tool ( not the included Remote Desktop.
    vnc is a remote admin program too (
    both have to be installed on the server and have a own client.
    but both are connecting to the console session, not to a virtual session like Remote Desktop.

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