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Error message when you install SharePoint Portal Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "Failed to create sample data"
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When you install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, you receive the following error message in the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard:
When you view the configuration log file, you see entries that are similar to the following:
Failed to create sample data.
An exception of type System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException was thrown. Additional exception information: Exception has been thrown by target of the invocation. Database ‘WSS_Content’ is already open and can only have one user at a time.
DateTime 11 ERR Task evalprovision has failed with an unknown exception DateTime 11 ERR Exception: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer '.'. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion
To resolve this issue, configure the security settings for the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) to use the Allow Remote Clients setting. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about how to administer the DTC by using Component Services, see the "Administering Distributed Transactions" topic in Component Services Help. To do this, click Help Topics on the Help menu in the Component Services snap-in, and then expand Component Services Administration Help.