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SQL Server 2008 enterprise upgrade failed: Illegal characters in path.

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :

My production upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to 2008 just went down. This is a single x64 server installation the log reported the strange set of problems:


2011-04-13 10:14:48 AS: Result: (Utility) Success
2011-04-13 10:14:48 AS: Action: Set Admin Rights For Folder(F:\SSAS\AS_TEMP\|)
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: Sco: Attempting to set directory full path
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: Sco: Attempting to normalize directory path F:\SSAS\AS_TEMP\|
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: Prompting user if they want to retry this action due to the following failure:
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: ----------------------------------------
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: Inner exceptions are being indented
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: 
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp: Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp:   Message: 
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp:     Illegal characters in path.
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp:   Data: 
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp:    DisableRetry = true
2011-04-13 10:14:48 Slp:   Inner exc

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