Error: 'Strong Password required for SA account' received when trying to install MSDE, stopping installation.
Installation of MSDE staps with the message Error: 'Strong Password required for SA account'.
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Runthe installation of MSDE SP3 utilizing the SAPWD switch and specifying a strong password. This will allow the installation to complete.
To do this:
- Switch to the command line.
- Change directory to the directory where the MSDE installation executable is located (msdesetup.exe) and run the following command: msdesetup.exe SAPWD="AStrongSAPwd"
See the following articles for more details:
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 810826: INF: New Switches in MSDE Service Pack 3 Setup
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