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Trouble installing MSDE on Server 2003

Posted on 2008-10-01
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I'm having trouble installing MSDE on Server 2003 SP2 RC2 Standard Edition in Virtual PC 2007.  It runs through the install but stops, rolls back and cancels without any dialog of error or warning.  The only logs I could find were in the event viewer.  Please see below.
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	LoadPerf
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	3001
Date:		10/1/2008
Time:		12:08:52 PM
User:		N/A
Computer:	SHAMHOCK
Description:
The performance counter name string value in the registry is incorrectly formatted. The bogus string is ?, the bogus index value is the first DWORD in Data section while the last valid index values are the second and third DWORD in Data section.
 
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Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 2e 16 00 00   ........
0008: 2f 16 00 00 af 0a 00 00   /...¯...
********
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	LoadPerf
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	3009
Date:		10/1/2008
Time:		12:08:52 PM
User:		N/A
Computer:	SHAMHOCK
Description:
Installing the performance counter strings for service MSSQLServer (MSSQLSERVER) failed. The Error code is the first DWORD in Data section.
 
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Data:
0000: 06 00 00 00 b3 11 00 00   ....³...
*******
Event Type:	Information
Event Source:	MsiInstaller
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	11708
Date:		10/1/2008
Time:		12:09:02 PM
User:		SHAMHOCK\Administrator
Computer:	SHAMHOCK
Description:
Product: Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine -- Installation operation failed.
 
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Data:
0000: 7b 35 42 35 42 46 46 46   {5B5BFFF
0008: 39 2d 39 44 35 35 2d 34   9-9D55-4
0010: 35 41 46 2d 39 33 39 30   5AF-9390
0018: 2d 41 41 34 44 43 31 43   -AA4DC1C
0020: 34 45 45 46 45 7d         4EEFE}

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Youi didn't say what version of MSDE you were trying to load; if v1 then it wont work.

Jim
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It looks like version 1 - release A.  I've done some searching but was unable to locate any other versions of MSDE.  
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I don't think that will work; if you can't find v3 somewhere then you can move to SQL Express. You might want to do some searching at Microsoft, but I'm pretty sure I'm right about that.

Jim
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