MSDE SP4 package won't install

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I've recently installed MDSE 2000 SP3 (the msde200a, or whatever it's called, package) on an XP Pro box and need to update it to MSDE SP4. I've downloaded the SQL2000.MSDE-KB884525-SP4-x86-xxx.exe and extracted it to the default C:\SQL2KSP4 directory. When I try to install it, via the setup.exe or CLI, I get a "The instance name specified is not valid." error. There is only the default "SQLSERVER" instance on the machine. I've tried modifying the setup.ini with the "INSTANCENAME=MSSQLSERVER" but I still get the same error. Could someone please provide some assistance here as I'm about ready to take this machine to the roof and run a gravity test on it!!! :) Thanks a bunch in advance.

Ric J.
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    Do the gravity test, and post a link to pictures ;)
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    Thanks twoboats. That appears to have done it. I appreciate it.
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    No problem - you're welcome. Glad it's sorted.

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