New install of Server 2008 R2 64-bit upgraded to SP1.
I have SQL Server 2005, no matter how I install it, it fails to start the main SQL Service giving me the error:
"The SQL Server service failed to start. For more information, see the SQL Server Books Online topics, "How to: View SQL Server 2005 Setup Log Files" and "Starting SQL Server Manually.""
It then rolls back just that portion of the install and completes the install. I thought the following article might be the ticket, but no matter which SQL Server 2005 SP I try this with or which method they describe (reducing processor count, etc), I get
the same error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954835/en-us
Is it SP1 on Server 2008 R2 that is the problem? I have found various articles online speaking of pretty much the same issue, but these are posted before SP1 and people seem to be able to get things working.
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