SQL Server 2000 SP3 fails to install on Windows Server 2003

SQL Server 2000 SP3 fails to install on Windows Server 2003

Post by Simon Kid » Fri, 16 May 2003 23:50:13



I have installed SQL Server 2000 on a Windows Server 2003
(Standard Edition).  On attempting to install SQL2K SP3 I
receive the error "unable to validate your password" and
the install ends.

I have tried the sa password as well as logging in as the
administrator and using Windows Authentication.  Nothing
I do seems to allow SP3 to install.

I've also tried installing SQL2K SP1 & SP1 which also
both fail with the old "unable to execute script" error.

Anyone got any ideas on how to solve this one?

Thanks in advance.

Simon