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Having Trouble Installing SQL Server CTP? Try "L" for Local

Having a tough time installing the latest CTP of SQL Server onto a local system? I ran into Lenni Lobel, a principal consultant at twentysix New York at the Heroes Happens Here launch event in New York and you'll be glad to know you're not alone.

At the partner pavilion during the launch, Lobel was confronted by several would-be testers and learned that a number of them were struggling as well. Some people even gave up. Lobel, who admits he was initially stumped himself, said he searched around and found no documentation on the issue. So he hacked away and ultimately discovered during the installation process when the dialog box comes up where you are supposed to specify the service accounts, you should type "L" for local. "I plugged away at it until it gave," said Lobel, who is also plugging away on a SQL Server 2008 book.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 03/05/2008 at 1:15 PM

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