How to install SQL Server 2000 on a non-English OS

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Our application bundles MS SQL Server 2000 merge modules in the installation.  We're installing the desktop edition of SQL Server (MSDE) onto the local workstation.  When we install on a French version of Windows XP, we get the following error:

Error: 1609. An error occurred while applying security settings.  Users is not a valid user or group.  This could be a problem with the package, or a problem connecting to a domain controller on the network.

I'm using MSI to install the application.  I'm looking for a transparent installation, one that doesn't require the non-English user to create a user or group called "Users".
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