Solved

SQL Express Installation:  Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

Posted on 2011-03-16
7
806 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
During the installation of SQL Express, I received an "exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation" error.  The installation proceeded and indicated "success."

What does this mean?  Should I take corrective steps?
0
Comment
Question by:cmmcginn
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Mez4343
Comment Utility
There are several log files that should provide more detail on the error.

You can reference this link  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955396 to find the log file. If you need additional help, please post the Summary.txt file described in the link.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmmcginn
Comment Utility
My only concern is that this file appears to contain some security information.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Mez4343
Comment Utility
ok. My guess is that there is a compatibility problem causing the error.

 When I installed SQL Server 2008 Express RC2, I had a compatability problem with SQL Server 2008 Express and had to uninstall first. Its most likely that type of problem.

Probably the best file to review is the file listed at the end of your Summary.txt. It should be something like this:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20101019_130627\SystemConfigurationCheck_Report.htm
0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 

Author Comment

by:cmmcginn
Comment Utility
Thanks, I'll take a look.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmmcginn
Comment Utility
Only one warning in the file you pointed-out.  The installation didn't like me installing SQL on a domain controller.  These DCs see so little load, I don't think it will be a problem - unless there is some other reason this installation is not recommended.  We only have two servers - both DCs - so I don't have an option at the moment.

Do you think this is the exception the installation routine referred to?  If so, is there a more important issue involved here?

Thank you so much.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Mez4343 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Thats probably it and since its a warning I would try a test of the install and see what you get.

Kind of picky.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cmmcginn
Comment Utility
Right.  I'll test it to see if there are any real issues.
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

A theme is a collection of property settings that allow you to define the look of pages and controls, and then apply the look consistently across pages in an application. Themes can be made up of a set of elements: skins, style sheets, images, and o…
In this article I will describe the Detach & Attach method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now