You may receive " The data area passed to a system call is too small " error when installing Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console using an existing SQL server

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Symptom



When you install Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console using an existing SQL server, you are prompted with the test logon window to connect to the specified SQL server and receive the following error:

 The data area passed to a system call is too small

 

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console is not successfully installed.

Cause



The setup is explicitly checking the SQL server’s local admin group membership of the specified account. 

Resolution



Add the specified account to the local admin group of the SQL server.

More Information



The specified account must be member of the local admin group of the SQL, just giving the local admin privileges will not resolve the issue.

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Article ID: 963074 - Last Review: January 20, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition
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