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sql server 2008 version upgrade failed access to path is denied

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 10, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
upgrading from 2008 r2 eval to 2008 r2 enterprise. Use the maintenance option from setup. Get pretty far along in the process.  But then the following error. ( an additional note. setup warns that I am running sql server on a domain controller server. ) The link the error message points to has nothing to say. Why would my sql server upgrade fail? If I have to reinstall, will I lose my database data? thanks,   TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup ------------------------------ The following error has occurred: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\License Terms\SQLServer2008R2_License_ENT_1033.rtf' is denied. Click 'Retry' to retry the failed action, or click 'Cancel' to cancel this action and continue setup. For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=10.50.1600.1&EvtType=0x60797DC7%25400xBB814387  

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