I have an issue that a million other people have had , but the posted KB article doesn't help
After entering the CD key for SQL server 2000 , i get "unable to validate cd key" error
There are a number of KB articles that tell me to add a key to the registry -:
SafeDLLSearchMode -- to -- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
another suggested a similar dword --: SafeDllSearchModeTemp --to-- the same location
I have tried both in current control set and all the other control sets in a vain attempt to succeed
the error still comes up , im lost i cant find anything else that would help online...
i checked the cd key its fine i also tried a few other keys and they give the same result