Sunday, June 13, 2010

SQL 2000 to SQL 2008 Upgrade

This time I had faced very strange issue. Setup closed automatically with out any waring or error after setup support file installation. There is no error in event log and setup boot strap folder. I had tried SP1 slipstream but setup throws different error.

So, I had upgraded SQL 2000 to 2005 without any issues and was trying to upgrade SQL 2005 to 2008 but setup closed once support file installation completed.

Setup closed after setup support file so I had installed setup support file from SP1. First we need to extract setup file using below statement.

Extract Command
SQLServer2008SP1-KB968369-x86-ENU.exe /x:T:\SP1

Once extracted, just run support setup file which is located in below mentioned path.


Now setup moved to next step. But middle of the setup I got below error.


The specified local group already exists. (Exception from HRESULT:0x80070563)
Click 'Retry' to retry the failed action, or click 'Cancel' to cancel this action and continue setup.

I just pressed 'Cancel' and continue the setup but setup finished incompletely. I had tried setup repair option but same error.

What is the issue?. Setup was trying to re create the local Windows SQL related groups but failed. I removed below mentioned groups in Windows group.


Restarted the repair activity, now I got the error "No mapping between account names and security IDs was done". Setup was trying to map previously created Local groups to SQL server but failed. Pressed 'Cancel' button and continue the setup. Few times, the error was appeared. Finally upgrade completed successfully. Windows local groups were created automatically.

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