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BUG #: 101059 (SQLBUG_70)
When you use the Sql70cli.bat file on a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98-based computer to perform an unattended Client installation, you might receive the following error message:
However, the Deskecli.bat file does not exist on the SQL Server 7.0 compact disk.
Use the Desktop Edition version of this file: deskecli .bat
The reason you see this message with a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98-based computer is that when you run Sql70cli.bat, it detects the processor architecture as Windows 9x and the code in the batch file returns the message shown in the "Symptoms" section. Prior to the final release of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, the file name was changed to Deskecst.bat, but the change was not made in the error message of the Sql70cli.bat file.
Use the Deskecst.bat file to perform the SQL Server 7.0 Custom Desktop Edition unattended installation.
To perform an unattended client installation on a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98-based computer, use these steps:
-f1 "full path of iss file" specifies the path to the Setup.iss file.
-s instructs the setup to run in silent mode without presenting any dialog boxes.
ExampleIf Setupsql.exe is located in the D:\x6\setup directory and the Setup.iss file is located on the C:\ drive, then the preceding command would be: start /wait D:\x86\setup\setupsql.exe k=Dk -f1 "C:\setup.iss" -SMS -s
The Sql70cli.bat file successfully installs the client tools of SQL Server 7.0 on Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0.
REFERENCESSQL Server 7.0 Books Online, topics: "Unattended Installation"; "Creating a Setup Initialization File"; "Installing SQL Server Using SMS".