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Viewing Setup Log Files (64-bit)

SQL Server 2000

  This topic applies only to SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).

The following table describes log files created by SQL Server setup processes.

File Name Description Location
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.

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