SQL Server configuration failed.
Certificates install for various reasons. The most common are:
- Certificates you use to sign e-mail digitally.
- Certificates you use on a wireless network for security reasons.
You must identify the source of the certificates on the computer before you proceed. For the SQL Server 2000 installation to be successful, you must use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to view the certificates on your computer.
How to Use the MMC Snap-in to View CertificatesTo use the MMC snap-in to view certificates, use these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Run. In the Run dialog box, type the following then click OK:mmc-or-At a command prompt, type the following, and then press ENTER:mmc
- On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in. (From the File Menu if you're using Windows XP).
- Click the Standalone tab.
- Click Add.
- On the Add Standalone Snap-ins: under Dialog, select Certificates, and then click Add.
- Select My User Account.
- Click Finish.
- Select Certificates, and then click Add.
- Click to select Computer Account.
- Click Next.
- Click to select Local Computer.
- Click Finish.
- On the Add Standalone Snap-ins: under Dialog, click Close.
- In the Add/Remove Snap-In dialog box, click OK.
To install SQL Server 2000 successfully, export the certificates to a file, and then delete the certificates from the Certificate MMC snap-in. After you successfully install SQL Server 2000:
Certificates (local computer)
- Stop the SQL Server service.
- Reinstall your certificates.
- Start the SQL Server service.
Article ID: 309398 - Last Review: Jul 10, 2008 - Revision: 1