Viewing Setup Log Files (64-bit)
This topic applies only to SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).
The following table describes log files created by SQL Server setup processes.
|SqlstpX.log||Each installation creates sqlstpX.log files, where X is a sequence number. This log file contains output from the Windows Installer and other information about setup.||%Temp%|
|SqlrunX.log (Standalone installation)||A non-verbose1 log is created as SqlrunX.log, where X represents an enumeration for the installation. This log files contains setup procedure information.||%Temp%|
|SqlrunX.log (Failover installation)||Setup always creates a SqlrunX.log verbose log file on all failover nodes, where X represents an enumeration for the installation. This log file contains setup procedure information.||%Temp% (On the node where Setup is launched)
%Windir% (On the remote nodes)
|Dasetup.log||This is the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) setup log file.||%Windir%|
|Errorlog.log||This is the SQL Server error log file.||The default location for this error log is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Mssql\Log\Errorlog. For a named instance, the error log would be in \Microsoft SQL Server\Mssql$<instancename>\Log\Errorlog.|
1 Setup can be run using the command line option '/L*v' to create a verbose log file (for example, setup.exe /L*v c:\SQL_Server_verbose.log). Verbose log files are useful when you are investigating setup problems.