Hi i'm trying to install virtual center 2.5. I downloaded and installed SQL express 2005 after that i tried installing VC and selected the option as SQL express as database but at the end it throwed an error " Error 25065.Setup failed to launch the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition installer." I'm trying to install this on a virtual machine where windows server 2k3 is loaded. Does anyone have any idea why this error comes up.
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Does the event log throw something out about that?
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Same error here trying to install Infrastructure for Eval on Windows XP Pro SP3.
I am using the download file VMware-VIMSetup-2.5.0-U3-English.zip
I can run the MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2005 EXPRESS EDITION SERVICE PACK 2 installer from the directory of extracted files if I start it individually. The application log records
Product: VMware VirtualCenter Server -- Error 25065.Setup failed to launch the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition installer.
Product: VMware VirtualCenter Server -- Installation operation failed.
I did note that immediately prior to these entries, McAfee restarted unexpectedly
The McShield service terminated unexpectedly.
Please review event 5019 or 5051 for details. The McShield service will be restarted in 5 seconds;
I'm not sure this has anything to do with it, but I will stop McAfee and retry. It seems more like installer is not finding the SQL installer where it expects it to be, but that's just my gut talking.
Rebooting now to try without McAfee
Only wishful thinking Disabling McAfee had no effect except that my system is screaming fast like I wish it was all the time!!!
Anybody got a clue how to get Virtual Server installed on XP Pro for an eval without running into this road block?
Just to get rolling, I used the SQL installer that came with VMWare and installed a new database instance on my system. I then created a System DSN using ODBC to connect to it and it appears to be working. I completed the install with no errors and am beginning to setup and test. This will work for my eval, but I sure wouldn't want to start off this way for a production install
When you select the option to use SQL Express during the virtual Center install it will try to install SQL Express onto your server. The error may be because SQL express is already installed.
If you are going to use SQL Express the easiets option would be to uninstall the existing SQL express and let the VC install install its copy.
That would be fine except that the other instances are active and used 24x7 for logging and monitoring apps
Since I was setting up to evaluate only creating the DB manually and setting up a system DSN with ODBC worked fine.
Thanks for the idea though. Perhaps someone else with nothing to lose by removing any existing SQL Express instances could try it to see if it works. At least that would give us 2 work around methods until someone can answer the original question
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!!
I downloaded the virtualcenter 2.5 ZIP format file again and i extracted the files with windows default extracter. After that i clicked on autorun.exe and i could complete the installation with out any issues.
In my case i found that my zip software 'IZARC' was created problems after extracting the files it re arrainges the files in different order. so i uninstalled IZARC and extracted with the windows default extracter. I also found that if you have sql server already installed on your machine still it don't create any problems.
Once again Thanks everyone!!