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The SQL Server service stops when you run the Add/Remove Windows Components wizard on a new installation of Windows Server 2003 SP1

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256986 ( ) Description of the Microsoft Windows registry

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The first time that you run the Add/Remove Windows Components wizard on a new installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the Microsoft SQL Server service stops. This problem occurs after you clear the Update Root Certificates check box in the Add/Remove Windows Components wizard.

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Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To resolve this problem, follow these steps after you have installed Windows Server 2003 SP1:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:
  3. Right-click MinorVersion, and then click Modify.
  4. Type ece0a4a, and then click OK.
  5. On the File menu, click Exit.

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More information

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Keywords: KB926839, kbprb, kbtshoot, kbbug, kbdtc

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Article Info
Article ID : 926839
Revision : 2
Created on : 5/17/2010
Published on : 5/17/2010
Exists online : False
Views : 267