Thank you for posting here!
I am sorry for the delayed response due to weekend. Please understand that
the newsgroups are staffed weekdays by Microsoft Support professionals to
answer your systems and applications questions. Your understanding is
From your description, I understand the issue to be: the SBS 2003 SP1 can
not be installed due to the error "MSDE failed to load.". If I am off base,
please dont hesitate to let me know.
Based on my experience, there are some factors may caused the problem.
Please check as follows:
Where you specified the location for the MSDE/WMSDE data directories during
the SBS Integrated Setup?
If you use a path that includes MSSQL, for example, you specify a path
D:\MSSQL for the SharePoint database folder, and then this issue will
occur. If it is the situation, please Re-run the SBS Integrated Setup
(Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs) to change the path for
MSDE/WMSDE data directories.
II. If it is not the situation, please ensure that you have upgraded the
sharepoint and monitoring instances properly.
For the server is SBS 2003 premium edition, have you installed SQL server
on the box? If yes, have you upgrade the Sharepoint WMSDE instance to full
version SQL instance?
If the problem persists, please kindly help me collect some information to
isolate the issue:
1. What is the exact error message when you applied the SBS 2003 SP1? Can
you help me capture a screen shot of the error message?
2. Please help me collect the following log files under the following
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Integration\Windows Small Business Server
3. Please save a text copy of application and system logs for analysis:
To save a text copy of Application /System log:
A. Open Event Viewer: Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools ->
B. Right-click on Application/System log and select "Save Log File As?".
Please add all files to a zip file and mail me to XXXX@XXXXX.COM .
I appreciate you time! I am happy to be of assistance to you and look
forward to your reply!
Have a nice day!
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