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SQL Server setup failure : cannot alter the login 'sa'

  1. SQL Server setup failure : cannot alter the login 'sa'

    Hi,
    Can someone guide on the following SQL Server setup error?

    Installation details:-
    SQL Server 2005 Std. Edition
    Non-default instance
    Silent Setup.

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    Machine : *****
    Product : Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    Product Version : 9.00.1399.06
    Install : Failed
    Log File : C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup
    Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_*****_SQL.log
    Last Action : InstallFinalize
    Error String : SQL Server Setup failed to execute a command for server
    configuration. The error was {Microsoft}{SQL Native Client}{SQL
    Server}Cannot alter the login 'sa', because it does not exist or you do not
    have permission.. Refer to the server error logs and Setup logs for detailed
    error information.
    Error Number : 29521
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  2. Re: SQL Server setup failure : cannot alter the login 'sa'

    Check if this helps:

    917827 - Error message when you install SQL Server 2005: "Cannot
    alter the login 'sa', because it does not exist or you do not have
    permission"
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917827
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    "Prashant Kumar [MSFT]" wrote on 27
    jul 2007 in microsoft.public.sqlserver.setup:

    > Hi,
    > Can someone guide on the following SQL Server setup error?
    >
    > Installation details:-
    > SQL Server 2005 Std. Edition
    > Non-default instance
    > Silent Setup.
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > --------------- Machine : *****
    > Product : Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    > Product Version : 9.00.1399.06
    > Install : Failed
    > Log File : C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup
    > Bootstrap\LOG\Files\SQLSetup0001_*****_SQL.log
    > Last Action : InstallFinalize
    > Error String : SQL Server Setup failed to execute a command
    > for server configuration. The error was {Microsoft}{SQL Native
    > Client}{SQL Server}Cannot alter the login 'sa', because it does
    > not exist or you do not have permission.. Refer to the server
    > error logs and Setup logs for detailed error information.
    > Error Number : 29521
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------
    > ---------------


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