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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to suppress the Appshelp message when you perform an unattended (silent) installation of SQL Server 2000 or Analysis Services, and corresponding Service Packs, on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.
When you install SQL Server 2000, Analysis Services, or corresponding Service Packs by using unattended installation scripts, you may receive an Appshelp message that is similar to:
SQL Server 2000 SP2 and below is not supported by this version of Windows.
To suppress the Appshelp message, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Block the Appshelp Message by Setting a Registry KeyWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Method 2: Block the Appshelp Message by Using the Microsoft Windows Applications Compatibility Toolkit
For additional informations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303467/ )BUG: Unattended Installation of Service Pack 1 Fails with No Errors
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329329/ )PRB: Windows Server 2003 Support for SQL Server 2000
Windows Applications Compatibility Toolkit
To download the Windows Applications Compatibility Toolkit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 2003
Article ID: 815430 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 6.5