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backup exec v9.1 msde fails to install on windows 2003 r2

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Trying to install Veritas Backup Exec v9.1 on a Windows 2003 R2 server and it fails when it gets to the MSDE installation. This is a brand new installation so not sure what might be causing the error. There is nothing on the server other than windows updates and Norton Antivirus v8.1
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by:AdamRobinson
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Could you find bkupinst.log in your systemroot and post the relevant portions to when you're doing the install here?

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by:AdamRobinson
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Have you tried downloading MSDE separately and installing it, then running BE again?  I recall running into this quite a while back, and I believe that's how I resolved it.

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by:MidnightOne
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johnbowden:

Is the Win2003 R2 server is a domain controller? If so, transfer the PDC Emulator FSMO to this server then install.

MSDE is funny like that - it won't install in a DC without the PDC Emulator role.

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by:johnbowden
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It's set up as a backup domain controller but I will try that and let you know. Thanks
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by:MidnightOne
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johnbowden:

Not possible if it's not a Windows NT server. :-) In theory, all domain controllers are equal in Windows 2000+ domains. With FSMO roles, global catalogs, and other requirements, some DCs are more equal than others.

You shoul dbe able to transfer (NOT seize!) the PDC Emulator role by using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. Let me know if you need further instructions.

HTH

MidnightOne
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Venabili:

Not to toot my own horn (but who else will?), this is a known issue with any MSDE installation on a domain controller. The PDC Emulator FSMO -must- be on the domain controller where an MSDE install is occurring.

HAND

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