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SQL Server 2008 Express Installation Error - "Invalid Credentials"

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Am trying to include SQL SERVER 2008 EXpress as a prerequest for my application but having difficulty installing because it got the following error:

The specified credentials for the SQL Server service are not valid. To continue, provide a valid account and password for the SQL Server service.

The command i am providing it is:

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  1. /qs /ACTION=Install /FEATURES=SQLEngine /INSTANCENAME=MOHSMS /SQLSVCACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\Network Service" /SQLSVCStartupType=Automatic /AddCurrentUserAsSqlAdmin /ENABLERANU=1 /SKIPRULES=RebootRequiredCheck /hideconsole /TIMESTAMP="VSExpress_10.0" /SAPWD="sapwd"
I created a bat file with the above commands [adding the file to execute of course) and works great. I even tried strong SAPWD but to no use. I am logged in as an administrator to a local computer [no domain, no network].

What am i missing?
Jan 31 '13 #1
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[adding the file to execute of course)
Leaving that out meant I couldn't even look it up for you. I can't imagine why you'd leave out the most important part.
Feb 1 '13 #2

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i didn't get what u mean [sarcasm?] but after a lot of trials and errors, i managed to get it right. will post the code 2mrw as am away from my development machine now. 10x tho.
Feb 1 '13 #3

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i didn't get what u mean [sarcasm?]
Not exactly, but I was certainly confused why you would leave out the most important part of the question. I doubt I could have been a great help anyway, but it stopped me being any at all, and may make it harder for others, who can help more, to assist you.

How you ask your questions is extremely important when it comes to getting help. It can make a big difference between getting prompt and helpful responses, as against nothing helpful at all.
Feb 1 '13 #4

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