Saturday, May 28, 2011

Setup.rll Contains an Error

Problems with SQL2008 to SQL 2008 R2 Upgrade.

After an upgrade to SQL2008 R2 from SQL 2008 failed, I tried re-starting the upgrade.  The error:
Clearly states the setup.rll file is the problem.   

I replaced the setup.rll file in my install folder (E:\SQL2008R2\resources\1033\setup.rll) which did not resolve the issue.  My assumption was that when running setup from the install directory that fresh copies sent to the target installation folder (c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap…etc…). 

After replacing my install copy of software with binaries from another ISO file and experiencing the same failed results, I finally realized that I needed to copy the setup.rll file manually to the target installation folder.  This solved the problem.

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