have tried installing SQL Server 2008 multiple times on my machine, and
I always receive this error about 3/4 of the way through: '' is not a valid login or you do not have permission.
have tried installing both SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools and SQL
Server 2008 with Advanced Services, and they both fail the same way. I
am trying to do a new stand-alone installation.
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition SP3.
into the error, some forums say I have to install it from THE
Administrator account, and not an account with administrator
permissions; it also cannot be in Safe Mode, because then the Windows
Installer won't work. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to login to
the Administrator account. I can go to the home login screen, do
ctrl+alt+del twice, and attempt to login to the Administrator account,
but I receive this error: Unable to Log You on because of an Account Restriction.
forums say that in the Server Configuration section, all you have to do
is provide the username and a strong password from an administrative
account on the computer, and it doesn't have to be THE Administrator.
Well, I did that, but for some reason it doesn't recognize my username
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