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Hi,

I am getting error when i am installing Sql Express 2005 on Vista Machine.

I am getting error message like this "Microsoft Express service Can not be started.Installation Aborted."


Even i have checked the Log file on "d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\summery.txt" in that also it has given the error like this:-

Machine : ADMIN10
Product : SQL Server Database Services
Error : The SQL Server service failed to start. For more information, see the SQL Server Books Online topics, "How to: View SQL Server 2005 Setup Log Files" and "Starting SQL Server Manually."

hardware Configuratrion of vista machine this:-
AMD athlon Processor(tm) 3000 + 1.80 Ghz.
Ram :- 512
System type :- 32 bit operating system.

please let us know how to resolve this issue.

Reply from the earliest is kindly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Virendra

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what version of vista do you have ? I'm using Home Premium and SQL Server Express installed and starts without any problem. I also have VC++ 2005 Express, but don't know if that is a prerequisit to the sql server.

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Hi ,

Thanks for the reply.

I have Vista Enterprice edition.

I am installing Sql Express 2005 through Command line parameters from the Application.It is working on all OS except Vista.

Actually the message is i have putted in our Program if their is any problem in installing Sql express 2005.

I have doubt that is Vista need 1Gb RAM for installing SQL express 2005.

But if i am installing SQl express 2005 externally i.e. SQLEXPR.EXE then it able to install.

is their any special command line parameters for Vista?

Thanks and regards,
Virendra Tank

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For it to work under vista you need the SP1 version of SQL Express, not the original one (both are on ms site)

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