Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The image file E:\en_SQL2000_Ent_64bit_VL\setup.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine.

Just setup a Windows 2003 R2 Server 64bit and then tried to installed SQL Server 2000 64bit edition. Unfortunately I was greeted with this error:
It turns out that this version of SQL server targeted the Itanium 64 processor, where as this server was a Xeon. So it seems I will have to deploy SQL 2000 32 bit edition and make sure to apply SP4 !! The installation cannot be carried out from the autorun, but has to be run from the x86\setup directory.

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