Hi All,
Can you let me know how to repackage the sql server 2005.
It has msi but when i try to install this msi it asks for SQL.Cab file which i am not able to locate that.
Please do let me know if you all need some more input on that.
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The CAB ought to be in the same location as the MSI, end of story. If you don't have it, then something's amiss with the source of your MSI.
Answered 10/29/2007 by: VBScab
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Hi
Thanks for reply.
Can u tell me in this case what i should do??
Even if i install the source and look for cab file i am not getting that on my system.
Now i have a question without the cab file howcome source is getting installed without showing any error??
if you can calarify that??
Answered 10/29/2007 by: sumitsingh1984
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Now i have a question without the cab file howcome source is getting installed without showing any error??What?!?

- What are you "installing"? "The source" doesn't make sense to me
- If an app comes supplied as an MSI (which SS2005 does), why are you repackaging? You should instead be creating a transform for that MSI
- The CAB should be in the same place from which you obtained the MSI. If you have the original source media (e.g. CD) the CAB will be on that. If you don't have the original source media, where did you get the MSI from? Or shouldn't I ask?
Answered 10/29/2007 by: VBScab
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Hi ,
The source media structure is like this
Sql server 2005 enreprise
1.> Servers\setup.exe
2.> tools
3.> Sql server 2005 sp1


I have source that is exe ,but when i stop the windows installer service and try to run setup.exe ,it does not run.
so this means msi is there in that exe.
I get that msi frm %TEMP% file when i install the exe,But sql.cab file is not there??
Now without sql.cab file this msi cannot run.

Please let me know if you need some more input on that.
Thanks and regards
sumit
Answered 10/30/2007 by: sumitsingh1984
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http://www.mcse.ms/message2027831.html

Googling for 'SQL.CAB' produced 2 scenarios which seem most likely: either you're attempting to install from a DVD/remote DVD or you have Visual Studio 2005 installed.

As ever, ProcMon will help you see what is triggering the installer to search for that file.
Answered 10/30/2007 by: VBScab
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HI rey bachwa ,,,, u use this command for installing the sql server exe:

setup.exe /a TARGETDIR="C:\ANY FOLDERNAME"

or

aetup.exe /? /s try this it will insatll exe and go to sql server folder under programfiles folder and c there u will get cab files,In both the mentioned conditions,,

Since by default cab files are hidden .if u do adminstrative installation u will get cab files....hope its sufficent for u...

Please do suggest if u got any other method of extracing cab files...

thanks
Shuaib
Answered 10/31/2007 by: sunny4u
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You dont need to run the exe. In the source you should have a structure like this, SQL2005\Servers\Setup, and in that setup folder are a whole heap of msi's and cab's. The setup.exe just installs the required prerequsites, ie. Setup support files etc and then the SQL components. The msi you require is sqlrun_sql.msi for just installing server, but you'll need to install the other prerequsites first before it will install.

Alternatively, look at this - http://itninja.com/link/sql-server-2005-undocumented-solution-for-unattended-installs
Answered 10/31/2007 by: reds4eva
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Hi ,
When i run sqlrun_sql after installing all the prequist,it says "sql server setup does not meet minimun system requirments. microsoft sql server does not support this OS".
But when i install the app using setup.exe on the same mechine it works fine.
I have Microsoft XP professional ,sp2 WITH 1 GB RAM.
Looking forward to hear frm you all.
Answered 11/27/2007 by: sumitsingh1984
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It seems you *don't* have all the pre-requisites. Setup puts down 80-odd files and some registry entries which (one or more of) the MSIs look for.

Capture Setup.EXE until you see the first dialog of the MSI and use the capture as a pre-req.
Answered 11/28/2007 by: VBScab
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