Symantec Enterprise Vault Installation on SBS 2003
Posted on 2008-06-12
Hi all - first post.
I've got users rapidly approaching 1GB Exchange mailbox sizes and trying to teach them email management practices is all too hard for them, so I've taken the plunge on advice given on other posts and purchased Symantec Enterprise Vault. I researched it pretty extensively and it seemed to be able to solve all our troubles automatically at the server level. After all the excitement with this product, I'm now in sheer frustration during install.
So it's on an SBS Server (which I found out after purchase is technically not supported although I've heard people getting it to work). For now, we're using MS SQL Server 2005 Express even with its limitations, however Symantec have advised me that Express Edition is supported.
Using the Enterprise Vault Configuration wizard I have set the Enterprise Vault Services account as Administrator. However I'm getting stuck on the SQL Server location screen. I installed SQL Express on the data partition (D:) at D:\Microsoft SQL Server\. I've tried entering the following into the SQL Server location field:
D:\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data
However I get the following error dialog:
"Failed to connect to SQL Server 'D:\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\'. Check that: - this SQL Server exists and is running - your Vault Service account has the correct privileges.
Any help is hugely appreciated.