If you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (also known as MSDE 2000) on a computer that does not have the Server service running, MSDE 2000 may not successfully install. If you specify a verbose log file for the setup, the following error message may be logged in the installation log:
Note You can enable verbose logging for the setup by using the /L*v switch. For example, see the following command-line statement:
setup.exe /L*v <Setup Log File Path>
To work around this problem, enable the Server service on the computer where you want to install MSDE 2000. To enable the Server service, you must first install File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. For more information about how to enable File and Printer Sharing, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325860 How to install and configure a file and print server in Windows Server 2003
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
The English 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 tool in Control Panel.
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
To install this hotfix, follow these steps:
Extract all the files from the hotfix installer, and then locate the Semnt.dll file.
Create the following two folders on the destination computer (where InstallPath is the location where you want to install MSDE 2000 [typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server] and Instance_Name is the name of the instance that you want to use):
Copy the Semnt.dll file to both of the folders that you created in step 2.
Run MSDE 2000 Setup.
For more information, 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