Installation of MS-SQL 2008

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  1. tusharkalbhor

    tusharkalbhor MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,
    i downloaded MS-SQL 2008 from microsoft download center.
    the file name is SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe
    whenever i try to install it, it first extracts itself, and then gives several options. I chose the first one: New SQL server srtandalone installation. It checks some system information, and then displays an error that says 1 operation failed, 5 passed. the failed operation is 'computer restart'.
    so i restart the computer, but no use. it again displays same thing.
    the two windows for installaion options and installation error here's the screenshot:

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    (I could not post image as i dont have 20+ posts. )
     
  2. BobSheep

    BobSheep Moderator
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    After reboot check this registry key it should be empty.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations

    if not post the contents of what is there.
     
  3. tusharkalbhor

    tusharkalbhor MDL Junior Member

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    well, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations is not free.
    here's what it contains:

    \??\C:\DOCUME~1\2\LOCALS~1\TEMPOR~1\Content.IE5\index.dat

    \??\C:\DOCUME~1\2\Cookies\index.dat

    \??\C:\DOCUME~1\2\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\index.dat


    should i delet it manually??
     
  4. BobSheep

    BobSheep Moderator
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    Yes delete them, that's the problem.
     
  5. tusharkalbhor

    tusharkalbhor MDL Junior Member

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    well, i deleted that manually and then SQL installation went on without any issue :)
    one more question: is it OK if I do it everytime i get the message to restart the computer before installing any thing??
     
  6. BobSheep

    BobSheep Moderator
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    That depends of the pending file operations. Normally you would delete anyway because you cannot do anything more but you should look carefully at the file names involved and see if the application with the failing renames needs to be reinstalled.

    So yes, look at the filenames and understand the problem and what might need to be reinstalled.
    Delete entries.