Sql Server 2005 Setup Failed

Posted on 2009-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
During setup, when everything is done there is a screen that shows what all was installed and it has a "status" column. The item that is called "SQL Server Database Services" says "Setup Failed. Refer to the setup log for details."

In the setup log is has this...
=== Verbose logging started: 2/14/2009  12:56:02  Build type: SHIP UNICODE 3.01.4000.4042  Calling process: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\setup.exe ===

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Resetting cached policy values

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: ******* RunEngine:

           ******* Product: E:\Servers\Setup\SqlRun_SQL.msi

           ******* Action: 

           ******* CommandLine: **********

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Client-side and UI is none or basic: Running entire install on the server.

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Grabbed execution mutex.

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Cloaking enabled.

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Attempting to enable all disabled priveleges before calling Install on Server

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:015]: Incrementing counter to disable shutdown. Counter after increment: 0

MSI (s) (F8:C4) [12:56:02:030]: Grabbed execution mutex.

MSI (s) (F8:BC) [12:56:02:030]: Resetting cached policy values

MSI (s) (F8:BC) [12:56:02:030]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0

MSI (s) (F8:BC) [12:56:02:030]: ******* RunEngine:

           ******* Product: E:\Servers\Setup\SqlRun_SQL.msi

           ******* Action: 

           ******* CommandLine: **********

MSI (s) (F8:BC) [12:56:02:030]: Note: 1: 2203 2: E:\Servers\Setup\SqlRun_SQL.msi 3: -2147287010 

MSI (s) (F8:BC) [12:56:02:030]: MainEngineThread is returning 1620

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:030]: Decrementing counter to disable shutdown. If counter >= 0, shutdown will be denied.  Counter after decrement: -1

MSI (c) (64:54) [12:56:02:030]: MainEngineThread is returning 1620

=== Verbose logging stopped: 2/14/2009  12:56:02 ===

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Question by:bloomk
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    by:Raja Jegan R
    Do you have the necessary Pre-requisites installed in your machine.
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    by:Vitor Montalv√£o
    What's your server box?
    OS + SP?
    And wich edition of SQL Server are you trying to install?

    Accepted Solution

    The Problem was caused by a file in the setup being corrupt. I had uploaded the contents of the disk to my server for install and some files had gotten corrupt. So i uploaded a zip of the disk instead. Problem solved.

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    Here is a link i used it resolved my installation issue

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