Sunday, April 12, 2009

SQL 2005 Install Error with DotNet 3.5 SP1

During an upgrade for a compliance application from SQL2000 to SQL2005 I encountered the following error on the Upgrade Logon Information (Windows Authentication Mode):

UpgradeAdvisor returned -1 .
Error Message:

That's nice, lovely error message, helps a lot.

Luckily I stumbled on this:

DotNet 3.5 SP1 installed, yep.
Create the folder BPAClient under C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\BPA and copied the dll BPAClient.dll from the bin folder and click next...

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