You cannot install a 64-bit version of SQL Server 2005 on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

You try to install a 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. However, the installation fails, and then you receive the following error message:
SQL Server Setup failed to execute a command for server configuration. The error was [Microsoft][SQL Native Client][SQL Server]Windows NT user or group 'COMPUTERNAME\SQLServer2005MSSQLUser$COMPUTERNAME $ INSTANCENAME' not found. Check the name again. Refer to the server error logs and Setup logs for detailed error information.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The name of the computer contains some lowercase characters. For example, the name of the computer is "Workstation1."
  • You specify a case-sensitive collation for the instance of SQL Server that you try to install.
Note
  • In some scenarios, this problem may also occur if the name of the computer contains some special characters such as Turkish characters.
  • This problem does not occur on a computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista or of Windows Server 2008.

CAUSE

The 64-bit version of the Microsoft Installer (MSI) process loads an incorrect version of the Acspecfc.dll file. The MSI process loads the Acspecfc.dll file from the SYSTEM32\AppPatch folder instead of from the SYSTEM32\AppPatch\AppPatch64 folder.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, install the latest service pack for Windows Vista or for Windows Server 2008. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Hotfix information

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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=support
Note 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information note

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.6000.16xxxWindows VistaRTMGDR
    6.0.6000.20xxxWindows VistaRTMLDR
    6.0.6001.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.6002.18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.6002.22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the original release of Windows Server 2008.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Aelupsvc.dll6.0.6001.2250426,62424-Aug-200912:08x64SP1Not Applicable
Apphelp.dll6.0.6001.22504200,70424-Aug-200912:08x64SP1Not Applicable
Sdbinst.exe6.0.6001.2250424,06424-Aug-200909:40x64SP1Not Applicable
Shimeng.dll6.0.6001.2250440,96024-Aug-200912:12x64SP1Not Applicable
Apphelp.dll6.0.6001.22504171,52024-Aug-200911:46x86SP1WOW
Sdbinst.exe6.0.6001.2250420,99224-Aug-200909:23x86SP1WOW
Shimeng.dll6.0.6001.22504111,10424-Aug-200911:50x86SP1WOW
For all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Aelupsvc.dll6.0.6001.2250448,12824-Aug-200912:19IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Apphelp.dll6.0.6001.22504345,60024-Aug-200912:19IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Sdbinst.exe6.0.6001.2250444,54424-Aug-200909:30IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Shimeng.dll6.0.6001.2250478,33624-Aug-200912:24IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Apphelp.dll6.0.6001.22504171,52024-Aug-200911:46x86SP1WOW
Sdbinst.exe6.0.6001.2250420,99224-Aug-200909:23x86SP1WOW
Shimeng.dll6.0.6001.22504111,10424-Aug-200911:50x86SP1WOW

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22504_none_31bd44cd1e3141bb.manifestNot Applicable20,18324-Aug-200913:54Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,37524-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43824-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42924-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43024-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43324-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43824-Aug-200923:17Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22504_none_3c11ef1f529203b6.manifestNot Applicable13,93124-Aug-200913:24Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_5d7733f0f5a3dd6c3143953c3abd769e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22504_none_90f2fd75a57df37a.manifestNot Applicable1,09824-Aug-200923:16Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22504_none_d5a04d3f65d1d981.manifestNot Applicable20,17024-Aug-200913:54Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42524-Aug-200923:16Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42624-Aug-200923:16Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,42924-Aug-200923:16Not Applicable
Package_for_kb974848_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~6.0.1.0.mumNot Applicable1,43424-Aug-200923:16Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-a..ence-infrastructure_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22504_none_3c11ef1f529203b6.manifestNot Applicable13,93124-Aug-200913:24Not Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 974848 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
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