I am doing a clean install of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2. While the installer is on the SQL Server Database Services and the Status says Configuring Microsoft SQL Server, it produces this error:
SQL Server Setup could not connect to the database service for server configuration. The error was: [Microsoft][SQL Native Client][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'sa'. Refer to server error logs and setup logs for more information. For details on how to view setup logs, see "How to View Setup Log Files" in SQL Server Books Online.
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I have attempted many variations of the install with no success. I have done manual removals of SQL Server 2005 before installs. I have searched and searched for a solution. Nothing thus far.