I need to package SQL server 2008 application for Windows 7 x64. Please can any one help me to create Answer File for silent installation.

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  • http://blogesh.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/silent-install-of-sql-server-2008/
    • http://wellytonian.com/2010/08/sql-server-2008-r2-unattended-installation/
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Thanks for the reply. I have created configuration file but when I run the setup against the configuration file and got the error: The timestamp marker on log files has not been set. The timestamp must be set prior to it being used for the first time (Error code 0x84B20001).

Please help.

Answered 07/27/2012 by: bini2082
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  • Check the command, you might have extra spaces or forgot to mention the quote, etc.,
  • Did you check it? Is it working?
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setup.EXE /QB  /SETTINGS "sqlinstall.ini"

basic inifile:




Answered 07/31/2012 by: Rvlieburg
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