PRB: Application Center 2000 Install Fails With SQL 2000 SP1 or SP2

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Application Center 2000 may fail to install if you attempt to install it on a computer that has Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 installed. Application Center 2000 setup may roll back and not be completed.
This is caused by the installation of different versions of the dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) that are installed with the SQL Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) instance that is installed with Application Center 2000.
To install Application Center 2000 on a computer that has SQL Server 2000 SP1 installed, follow these steps:
  1. In the \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033 folder, rename the following files so that they have the .rld extension:
    • Rename Semnt.rll as Semnt.rld.
    • Rename Sqlsvc.rll as Sqlsvc.rld.
  2. In the \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn folder, rename the following files so that they have the .dld extension:
    • Rename Semnt.dll as Semnt.dld.
    • Rename Sqlsvc.dll as Sqlsvc.dld.
    • Rename Sqlresld.dll as Sqlresld.dld.
    • Rename W95scm.dll as W95scm.dld
  3. In the \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\BINN folder, rename the following files so that they have the .dld extension:
    • Rename Sqlresld.dll as Sqlresld.dld
    • Rename Sqlsvc.dll as Sqlsvc.dld
    • Rename Opends60.dll as Opends60.dld
    • Rename W95scm.dll as W95scm.dld
  4. Install Application Center 2000.
  5. Rename the above .rld and .dld files back to their original .rll and .dll extensions.

    NOTE:If you are unable to rename the file because it already exists, delete the .rll or .dll file created by the Application Center 2000 installation program and attempt the rename again.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Application Center 2000.

This problem is scheduled to be fixed in Application Center SP1.
The Microsoft Server Appliance Kit (SAK) Add On Pack also installs a MSDE instance which may cause the above issue.

If you have MDAC 2.7 installed prior to Application Center, the above issue may occur. It is recommnded to install Application Center before MDAC 2.7.

Article ID: 296628 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 18:40:35 - Revision: 1.1

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