Error: 'Strong Password required for SA account' received when trying to install MSDE, stopping i (NETIQKB42316)

  • 7742316
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 05-Sep-2007

Resolution

goal
Error:  'Strong Password required for SA account'  received when trying to install MSDE, stopping  installation.

goal
Installation of MSDE staps with the message Error:  'Strong Password required for SA account'.

fact
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.x

fact
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 5.0

fact
MSDE SP3

fix

Runthe installation of MSDE SP3 utilizing the SAPWD switch and specifying a strong password.  This will allow the installation to complete. 

To do this:

  1. Switch to the command line.
  2. Change directory to the directory where the MSDE installation executable is located (msdesetup.exe) and run the following command: msdesetup.exe SAPWD="AStrongSAPwd"


note

See the following articles for more details:

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 810826: INF: New Switches in MSDE Service Pack 3 Setup

Install and configure SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB42316

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