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Posted Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:29 AM
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Hi All,

I am getting below error while trying to install SQL 2005 on Windows 2003 standar edition,

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup

SQL Server Setup failed to modify security permissions on WMI namespace \\.\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ServerEvents\MSSQLSERVER. To proceed, verify that the account and domain running SQL Server Setup exist, that the account running SQL Server Setup has administrator privileges, and that the WMI namespace exists on the destination drive.

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Can someone please help..
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Posted Friday, November 8, 2013 5:16 PM
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Things I would check:

1. The account you logged in as has administrator privileges on the machine.
2. That you typed in this account as the account with remote access.
3. That the default User Access Rights have not been overridden by Domain Level
4. Make sure you have sufficient free space on the system partition on all
5. Verify that the Local Domain Groups required by the setup program exist in
AD or the installation account has permission to create them during the

These are from our checklist when we had similar issue in the past while installing SQL 2005 cluster. The cluster shared disk from our SAN were not properly configured. These were recreated and the error got resolved. Try if it works for you.
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