How to find the installation log file when SQL install fails during installation of Vista Server.
- Vista 5.x.x
- SQL Server 2005
- SQL Server 2008
The SQL Server is installed with a silent install and error messages can only be found in the created installation log file.
SQL Server 2005
- Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt
SQL Server 2008
- Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Summary.txt
Search the file using keywords "error" and "failed" to find the nature of any installation problems.