Installing VS2005 and SQL2005

RTM versions were downloaded over the weekend and I’m setting them up now.

Weird error encountered with SQL Server 2005 setup; On a WinXP SP2, I’m getting the following message:

“SQL Server Setup failed to modify security permissions on WMI
namespace \\.\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ServerEvents\DEV2005. To
proceed, verify that the account and domain running SQL Server Setup
exist, that the account running SQL Server Setup has administrator
privileges, and that the WMI namespace  exists on the destination

I googled the first line and found no results, so I figured I’d post
this in case anyone else runs across this error.  Further googling
led me to an MSDN article regarding Setting Namespace Security.  I followed the instructions but wasn’t able to find the namespace \\.\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ServerEvents\DEV2005
Note that I’m installing 2005 as a named instance (“DEV2005” being the
name of my instance), so this may not be an issue with default

My current action is to abort the install and try again…I’ll update if there are other developments.

Update: I switched to the default, non-named instance and it
seems to work fine…however, I get an error when the installer tries
to install the sample databases ‘doh!  It says that my account is
not an admin account, even though it is…

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1 Response

  1. Caleb says:

    Hey, i was playing around with the 2k5 sql server install on my 2k3 test box here at work and got the same error. only mine was a \\.\root\etcetc\mssqlserver WMI permissions error. i went through and it wasnt there on mine either. tinkered with some settings and added Network Service and System to the administrators group to test something out and installed it again.. this time it popped the error up but then installed fine with no problems.. i did the same as you though and googled it.. couldnt find anything about it.. weird.