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sql server 2005 express problem wtih {7twud62389sdksdk} the like

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DL

I'm installing sql server 2005 express distribution version on an Asus
EEE PC with XP home OS, and doing installing and uninstalling several
times, and each time, it generated some abitrariy directory like the
subject one, which clustered my hard drive, but they not removable,
the finish.rtf is undeletable, how come? Any way to remove them all?

The odd thing is, installing it to a laptop with the same OS does not
create such unremovable directory and files.

Thanks.
Nov 16 '08 #1
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DL (ta********@gmail.com) writes:
I'm installing sql server 2005 express distribution version on an Asus
EEE PC with XP home OS, and doing installing and uninstalling several
times, and each time, it generated some abitrariy directory like the
subject one, which clustered my hard drive, but they not removable,
the finish.rtf is undeletable, how come? Any way to remove them all?
What happens then you try to remove these FINISH.RTF?

I would guess that it's some permissions issue. Right-click the file,
select Properties, and then Security.
--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

Links for SQL Server Books Online:
SQL 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/cc514207.aspx
SQL 2005: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb895970.aspx
SQL 2000: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinf...ons/books.mspx

Nov 16 '08 #2

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DL
On Nov 16, 1:48*pm, Erland Sommarskog <esq...@sommarskog.sewrote:
DL (tatata9...@gmail.com) writes:
I'm installing sql server 2005 express distribution version on an Asus
EEE PC with XP home OS, and doing installing and uninstalling several
times, and each time, it generated some abitrariy directory like the
subject one, which clustered my hard drive, but they not removable,
the finish.rtf is undeletable, how come? *Any way to remove them all?

What happens then you try to remove these FINISH.RTF?

I would guess that it's some permissions issue. Right-click the file,
select Properties, and then Security.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esq...@sommarskog.se

Links for SQL Server Books Online:
SQL 2008:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/cc514207.aspx
SQL 2005:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb895970.aspx
SQL 2000:http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinf...ons/books.mspx
Access denied. Can't rename nor move. And you know what, silly me, I
could try other lighter sql 2005 edtion as well. Now, I need to
translate the normal setup.exe's installation options like
InstanceName, SecurityMode, DisableNetworkProtocol into MSIexec.exe's
installation options, at the first glance, the latter does not seem to
have corresponding parameters but they MUST have, otherwise it doesn't
make sense, looks like I need to run more research on that?

Thanks.
Nov 16 '08 #3

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DL (ta********@gmail.com) writes:
On Nov 16, 1:48*pm, Erland Sommarskog <esq...@sommarskog.sewrote:
>DL (tatata9...@gmail.com) writes:
I'm installing sql server 2005 express distribution version on an Asus
EEE PC with XP home OS, and doing installing and uninstalling several
times, and each time, it generated some abitrariy directory like the
subject one, which clustered my hard drive, but they not removable,
the finish.rtf is undeletable, how come? *Any way to remove them all?

What happens then you try to remove these FINISH.RTF?

I would guess that it's some permissions issue. Right-click the file,
select Properties, and then Security.

Access denied. Can't rename nor move.
This is either a permissions issue, or because something is holding the
file open. The latter should go away if you reboot. Or go on a kill
craze in Task Manager.
And you know what, silly me, I could try other lighter sql 2005 edtion
as well. Now, I need to translate the normal setup.exe's installation
options like InstanceName, SecurityMode, DisableNetworkProtocol into
MSIexec.exe's installation options, at the first glance, the latter does
not seem to have corresponding parameters but they MUST have, otherwise
it doesn't make sense, looks like I need to run more research on that?
I will have to admit that I've worked much with unattended setup, nor
fiddling with the MSIs, so I cannot help there.

--
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

Links for SQL Server Books Online:
SQL 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/cc514207.aspx
SQL 2005: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb895970.aspx
SQL 2000: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinf...ons/books.mspx

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