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When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) Service Pack 1 onto a Microsoft Windows 98-based computer, the setup may fail with the following error message:
Unable to run script files.
During the SQL Server 2000 MSDE Service Pack 1 installation on the Windows 98-based computer, the setup tries to connect to the SQL Server server to run the following three scripts:
Login failed for user '(null)'. Reason: Not associated with a trusted SQL Server connection.
To avoid the problem described in the "Cause" section of this article, specify a SQL authentication login to run the SQL Server 2000 MSDE Service Pack 1 installation. You must also add the Upgradeuser property to the Setup.ini file that is used by the SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine installation.
Note We recommend that you install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 MSDE Service Pack 4 (SP4). For more information about SQL Server 2000 MSDE SP4, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/299351/ )BUG: MSDE installation fails on systems that have SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 or 2 installed
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/281983/ )Cannot specify instance name using SQL Server 2000 merge modules