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You Cannot Install MSDE 2000 SP3 on a Windows 2000 Terminal Server in Application Server Mode
Article ID: 830629 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (also known as MSDE 2000) Service Pack 3 (SP3) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, the MSDE 2000 Setup program may not be successful if both of the following conditions are true:
Starting custom action NoRebootReplace
TempFolder Property is C:\WINNT\TEMPSource Dir Property is C:\WINNT\TEMP\SqlSetup\Temp
NoRebootConnectRepl returned: 3 Action ended 18:25:35: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.
Action 18:25:35: Rollback. Rolling back action:
This problem is related to the way that the MSDE 2000 Setup program evaluates the temporary environment variable while it is in Application Server mode.
To work around this problem and complete the MSDE 2000 installation, use one of the following workarounds:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238162/ )Change Between Remote Administration and Application Server Mode
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
Article ID: 830629 - Last Review: November 10, 2003 - Revision: 1.0