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BUG #: 52146 (SQLBUG_70)
During a mass rollout of Windows NT Server or Workstation, you may elect to install SQL Server 7.0 using image files. This streamlines the installation process by automating and standardizing across all company servers. A problem with this type of installation can occur because of a conflict with the Windows NT Server name and the following registry entry:
During startup, SQL Server reads this registry value and compares it to the Windows NT Server name. If a conflict occurs, the server startup is stopped and the following error message appears:
You have no option but to acknowledge this dialog box by clicking the OK button.
Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (unknown package id). Please rerun Setup.
To correct this problem, you must rerun SQL Server 7.0 setup from the original installation CD and perform an upgrade, essentially overwriting the registry with the correct server name. However, running an unattended upgrade is not supported in the retail build of SQL Server 7.0, thereby prohibiting a fully automated installation using image files.
Unattended upgrade was originally not allowed in the retail build of SQL Server 7.0 to help prevent piracy.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ----------------------------------------------------------- 04/06/99 2:32PM 7.00.657 216KB Setup.ins Intel 04/06/99 2:32PM 7.00.657 216KB Setup.ins Alpha
On each computer, rerun SQL Server 7.0 setup from the original installation CD and perform an attended upgrade.
Following are the steps required to automate the installation of SQL Server 7.0 using an image installation utility. Note that all steps must be performed. It is assumed that the utility has some scripting capabilities that enables it to run SQL Server 7.0 setup in an unattended mode.
The SQL Server 7.0 image files must be created using a setup server, called "ServerA" in the following steps. The image files need to be copied to a destination server, called "ServerB".
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