SQL Server 2008: The INSTANCESHAREDWOWDIR command line value was not specified.

Filed Under (SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 20-05-2009

When trying to install SQL 2008 Express on one of our Windows 2008 x64 servers, i was surpirsed by this error message when specifying another install drive:

The INSTANCESHAREDWOWDIR command line value was not specified. This value must be specified when the INSTANCESHAREDDIR value is specified.

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The credentials you provided during SQL Server 2008 install are invalid.

Filed Under (SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 31-01-2009

When installing SQL Server 2008 you are at one point asked to provide the service accounts and passwords for the SQL services and agents. When providing these service accounts and passwords you might encounter one of the following error messages, which prevents you from continuing the installation:

– The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server Agent service.
– The specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server service.

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Data Protection Manager SP1 throws error 0x80004002 or ID 207

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 23-12-2008

After installing Service Pack 1 for Data Protection Manager 2007 and upgrading each of the agents on my servers, most of my protected servers would fail to back up with one of the following errors:

  • Replica is inconsistent
  • Recovery point creation failed

Only a hand full of jobs completed successfully. Consistency checks would fail also.

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