[evs] Problem initialising database

Colin Fraser cfraser at levelfour.com
Fri Apr 17 17:36:58 BST 2009

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OK,  I posted too soon and have found a solution myself :)

There is an option during the SQL Server installation that defaults to 
installing a named instance (rather than a default instance) of the db 
engine.  Annoyingly there doesn't seem to be any way to change this after 
it's installed so I removed and reinstalled SQL Server, this time selecting 
the 'default instance' option and it works fine.

Might be something that needs to be allowed for in the EVS install process I 
guess.  Another small improvement would be a message saying 'success' when 
the initialisation finished as the web page just navigated back to the home 
page and I wasn't sure if it had worked or not.


"Colin Fraser" <cfraser at levelfour.com> wrote in message 
news:gsa7i5$lkd$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> Hi,
> I've been trying to install the trial of EVS to evaluate it but I can't 
> get the DB to initialise when I go through Express Setup.
> I'm running Win 2003 server with SQL Server 2005 Express installed and EVS 
> build 3292.
> I get the following message at the foot of the webpage:
> Repository initialisation failed : No error: Database error: Unable to 
> create database: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server: 
> [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Invalid Instance()).]Invalid connection. at 
> .VirtualFs.cpp:490 at .FileInfoFile.cpp:1568 : no error
> Error appears to be something to do with the SQL server instance name. 
> How does EVS pick up the SQL server details?  I can't find an obvious 
> config file that would need to be changed to set the connection string 
> etc.
> Regards,
> Colin

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