Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SQL2000 SP4 Installation Error sp_vupgrade_replication(1)

 

SQL Server 2005 Patching fails CREATE DATABASE failed.

Error:

Error Number : 29537

Error Description : MSP Error: 29537 SQL Server Setup has encountered the following problem: [Microsoft][SQL Native Client][SQL Server]CREATE DATABASE failed.
Some file names listed could not be created. Check related errors.. To continue, correct the problem, and then run SQL Server Setup again.

CAUSE:
By default the setup creates the Temp_MS_AgentSigningCertificate_database Database on specified default database location,
If the location doesn't exist, it fails to create the database and the setup fails.

RESOLUTION:
1. In SSMS, go to Server Properties > Database Settings > Database Default Locations ,check default location for Data and Log .
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2. Try to access locations specified at Data and Log, Make sure files are available there.
3. If any of the files missing from above location , we hit the above error.
4. In that case, change the path to point to reall location of mdf/ldf files .
5. Setup should now succeed.

1. Reference: a recently applied update, kb955706, failed to install

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