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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 DBA Survival Guide, Second Edition by Mark Spenik, Orryn Sledge

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Installation Troubleshooting

As stated earlier, the installation process for SQL Server is straightforward; however, even in the most straightforward operations, problems can and do occur. Ideally, you should be provided with error messages that pinpoint your problem. In some cases, you will have to do some debugging and observation to determine what has gone wrong. In the worst cases, you might find yourself on the telephone with tech support trying to determine the problem.

Some of the common errors encountered during an installation or upgrade are improper Windows NT permissions or insufficient disk space. If you receive an error message telling you that you can't create a directory or file, you probably have a permissions problem. Switch ...

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